Freezing Imitation Crabmeat?

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Imitation crabmeat is simply flavored fish and other ingredients such as starch to help it keep its shape. It can be frozen and is often sold that way. This is a page about freezing imitation crabmeat.


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August 21, 2006

Can imitation crabmeat be refrozen safely? Local grocery stores tend to sell previously frozen crabmeat. I may not always want to use it immediately.

Charlene from Punta Gorda, FL


August 22, 20061 found this helpful
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If something is safe to eat, it is safe to freeze , [assuming it is something that may be frozen in the first oplace] although the quality of an item may suffer.

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By Bonnie (Guest Post)
August 22, 20060 found this helpful

I don't know for sure, but I've always believed once something is frozen & thawed, no matter what it is, it needs to be used right away.

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By Vicky (Guest Post)
August 22, 20060 found this helpful

I buy imitattion crabmeat all the time in WalMart and I always freeze it. I don't know if you know it but WalMart will sell you a 2 1/2 pound bag that is still frozen. You can ask for it at the Seafood counter. I take it home and usually it is too much for my husband and I for one meal so I cut it in half and freeze it in 1 of those plain storage gallon bags.


We still have extra after each meal.
Hope this helps

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By Me (Guest Post)
August 22, 20060 found this helpful

I buy it & freeze it as soon as I come home. I've done it forever. It thaws at room temp really fast too. But if Im in a hurry I just nuke it. But if you do that take it out of the packaging & put on a plate. That plastic isn't safe to cook in.

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