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Freezing some meat - should I let it sit in the fridge until expiration date first?

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Freezing some meat - should I let it sit in the fridge until expiration date first?

henrikbe | Jul 27, 2012 03:25 AM

Hi,

I bought some rib-eye steaks yesterday, with expiry date july 30th. I'm planning to eat some of it within a few days, as far as I understand they will be at their best as close to the expiry date as possible, right? Anyway, I won't be able to eat all of them, so I have to freeze the rest. Now my question is, would the steaks be better if I let them sit in the fridge until expiration date before I freeze them? Or does this "as-close-to-expration-date-as-possible"-thing for some reason not apply to meat that is to be frozen?

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