Introduction: How to Seal Food Without a Vacuum Sealer
I show a simple, quick and inexpensive method to remove air from plastic bags without needing a vacuum sealer. This is a very easy method to seal food in mostly air-free freezer bags. When you freeze food in bags you want them to be air free because air will dry out foods like meat and cause it to lose flavor, texture, and sometimes even color. It also helps to prevent freezer burn and is useful for marinating. The food is placed into the bag and it is sealed with a little section at the end open. The bag is dipped into the water and the air escapes through the opening. The open section is sealed and the bag is lifted from the water. The best way to preserve meat is to wrap them in freezer paper and then put it in the bag using the water displacement method to remove the air from the bag.
Step 1: Materials
- Zip-Lock Bags
- Tub of Water
Step 2: Watch the Video
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