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Can I successfully freeze fresh, vacuum packed oysters?

Asked by ibstubro (18636points) December 3rd, 2013

Oysters are on sale, and I’d like to buy some and freeze them to use for scalloped oysters, later.

Have you tried this, or do you have the definitive answer to my question?

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El_Cadejo's avatar

I don’t see why not? I haven’t done it with oysters but I have with mussels and clams and it’s always worked fine.

ibstubro's avatar

I think I’ve done it before, @uberbatman, but don’t remember for sure. Like you, I don’t see why not, especially if they’re for scalloping.

Thanks for weighing in.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@ibstubro Yea, if you planed on eating them raw they really wouldn’t hold that well but since you’re cooking them it should be fine.

WestRiverrat's avatar

There are oysters in the freezer at my grocery store now, so I am sure they would freeze ok. There are probably some recipes that don’t do well with the frozen oysters, but I don’t see a problem with them being frozen.

1TubeGuru's avatar

They will be fine .it is best if you freeze them in their own liquor.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@1TubeGuru I mean… I know they call it an oyster bar but…...

ibstubro's avatar

Thanks, all. The oysters were on sale for $2.99 a pint and still days from expiration. I bought 4 for the freezer and there’s a double batch of scalloped in the oven as I type!

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