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butchered rabbit frozen too soon, what to do?

jasonkramer | Mar 25, 2015 09:33 AM

So I have been raising meat rabbits and last month I butchered my first batch of critters. Right after butchering I cut them into sections and put them in the freezer. Well, last night I ate the first critter and found it to be really chewy, like a tasty piece of rubber. After some research I have come to the conclusion that the rabbit I ate was still in rigor mortise and that I should have let it sit in cool ice water for a few days before freezing. Sense I still have 3 more animals to eat there is no reason to believe they are also going to be in rigor mortise after defrosting. Thus, my question is, can I get rid of the rigor mortus post freezing or do I just have to wait for the next batch and age them correctly?

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