How to effectively store meat this 'Bakra Eid'

Published: September 13, 2016


Eidul Azha is all about delectable food and it is  extremely important to ensure that qurbaani meat remains fresh. This can be done if the meat is properly stored.

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This Eid, The Express Tribune compiled a few tried and tested ways to store meat for the benefit of our readers.

According to Kitchn, when packaging meats for the freezer, the most important thing is to protect them from exposure to air. Meat should be wrapped in either plastic or freezer paper. After this, it should be wrapped with another layer of aluminum foil or be placed inside a zip freezer bag.

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If packaged like this, frozen meat can be stored for over three months. Small pieces of meat always prove helpful for later. They also take up less space than a huge chunk of meat and are easier to warm.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • iqbal khan
    Sep 13, 2016 - 2:26PM

    “Live like a butcher, but eat like a pig” – is our old men saying.Recommend

  • Wapas Ahmad
    Sep 14, 2016 - 1:12AM

    Why not distribute the extra meat amongst the poor instead of freezing it and feasting on it for weeks?Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Sep 16, 2016 - 1:45PM

    @Wapas Ahmad: Good point, there are people who is raising this problem. Specially after deep freezers came into markets, amount of meat distributed to poor have gone down, according to those who works with poor peopleRecommend

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