Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:50 pm
I must make room in the freezer so thinking of filleting a few mackerel and just storing the fillets.
I am tempted for try salting a few.
Do ye think it will work if I place the fillets in the salt bucket while there still frozen or do you have to do it with fresh fillets?
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:53 am
I think it would work better with fresh fillets, not sure that the salt could absorb from frozen water. In the past I have filleted fresh mackerel, dusted generously with salt but not "buried" them, wrapped in clingfilm and then frozen them. It seemed to toughen the fillets up a bit.
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:19 am
If you salt the fillets for an hour or two before you freeze it will draw a lot of excess moisture from the fish which in theory should leave you with firm baits after they thaw.
Never tried it myself but your suggestion is worth a try, will try it myself when I get a few fresh maks. I would give the fillets a quick rinse to remove any remaining salt before freezing and pat them dry to prevent them welding to each other in the freezer.
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