Cry-O-Vac Brisket: Shelf Life?
I bought a beef brisket in Cry-O-Vac packaging three weeks ago with a sell-by date of today. How long past the sell-by date do I really have to cook it?
re: Chimayo Joe
True. Good place to visit.. Look for "wet-aging". Remember that cryovaced large cuts will have a whiff of odor when first opened, that will dissipate once it's rinsed and dried. Some folks keep it for 2 weeks after printed date, but get some experience with the odors to calibrate before you try that.
Cryovac is an eight week shelf life from factory, I wouldn't think much past a week or so longer than the date.