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Old 03-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Just wondering...do mullet keep well in the freezer? I vaccum pack all my fish. I dont want to kill, clean and package a bunch of the devils to find out they dont freeze well.

I always seem to catch a ton of mullet on the beach with a cast net and would like to have a few fish frys on deck.

Thanks for the information in advance..

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vac seal em and they should be fine...

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I disagree. Mullet are about the worst fish to try to freeze, they turn to mush, But I admit I've never tried to vac seal them. I don't think that will make a difference in the texture though, just keeps them from getting freezer burn. Try canning them.

But, if you do freeze them and it works out OK please let us know. I'll be the first to admitt being wrong.

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I disagree. Mullet are about the worst fish to try to freeze, they turn to mush, But I admit I've never tried to vac seal them. I don't think that will make a difference in the texture though, just keeps them from getting freezer burn. Try canning them.

But, if you do freeze them and it works out OK please let us know. I'll be the first to admitt being wrong.

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I'm going to have to go along with Rick, here.

Mullet, in my experience, don't freeze well.

Mullet should be fried or canned.

I like them so fresh that the filets curl up in the grease. JMHO C2
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Ditto, you gotta eat them at least the next day. They freeze ok for bait paticularly if they're brined. My favorite is to fillet them while there flappin and walk em up to the hot greese. I had one jump off the table and swim off with only one side last fall!
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+1 on the "nono" freeze - tried with the vaccuum sealer - didn't help
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Friends don't let friends eat frozen mullet.
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The locals that don't eat mullet are the ones that have only tried the frozen mullet.

Fresh fried mullet are hard to beat, mullet patties from caned mullet are very good too.
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mullet are meant to be eaten fresh, kinda like croakers they decent fresh but suck later
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Mullet were once, maybe still do, canned and sold as 'Lisa'; the Spanish name for them.

I tried it once and it was something like canned Horse Mackerel. C2
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