Post By: panfishin Posted: 3/13/2018 12:06:15 PMPoints: 7049
How long would they stay fresh in the fridge? how long would the fillets still be good for? For example if I go out this weekend and bring home 2 walleyes and fillet them up, will the fillets last until Friday for a fish fry or would I be better off putting them in the freezer for a couple days? I know the best case scenario would be to go out and catch them the night before or day of the fish fry but I can't get out as often as i want.
Reply by: skiman Posted: Mar. 13, 12:39:38 PM Points: 1298
I would put them in the freezer right away. 5 or 6 days seems like a long time to hold fillets in the fridge. It would probably be OK, but why risk it? By the way, to test if a fillet is still “fresh”, push your finger gently on the fillet. If the flesh springs back, it’s still good. If it doesn’t, the fish is beginning to turn. MYO
I freeze them in water,but I add water after I freeze them because a small part always sticks up from the ice and will freezer burn if its not covered with ice. After I wrap the fish in ice I remove it from the tupper ware and bag it with a lable,so I know whats in my bag.
Reply by: cookster Posted: Mar. 13, 10:25:36 PM Points: 59338
Just zipper the fillets and salt them good and make sure they are covered with water in a bowl and they’ll be fine in the fridge for 5 days or so. If you don’t zipper them they will be so strong you can’t eat them.
Reply by: Twilly73 Posted: Mar. 14, 10:22:42 AM Points: 346
Easiest way to keep fillets fresh is to put them in a two tiered tupperware process where the fish are on top of a sealed plastic bin on top of a paper towel, which is then on top of a layer of ice. The top bin should have holes in the bottom, then placed inside the bottom bin. This allows the water to melt off and not accumulate inside the top bin, and drainage is easy. Just keep the ice fresh, and it'll keep for about a week. Done this many times with no adverse reactions to taste or firmness to the fish. Love them 'eyes!