When freezing food:
- Use heavy duty freezer bags or freezer wrap
- Airtight plastic containers
- Double wrap when possible
- Label and color-code items for easy identification
Never thaw food in room temperature, because bacteria can build up.
Thawing fish: -- 1 lb. frozen fish takes 24 hours to thaw completely in the fridge, or one hour if quick-thawed, well-wrapped in cold water. -- To thaw fish in the microwave, use only medium-low power.