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Aug 15, 2011 03:34 PM

re-freezing lobster tails

I bought frozen lobster tails. I had them in the freezer and then put them in the refrigerater the night before my planned dinner. I then changed my mind and put the lobster tails with ice crystals back in the freezer.

Did I just waste the lobester? Are they unsafe to eat?


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  1. While the food police will tell you to toss them.....the truth is, you really won't know until you cook them and can tell if they are soft(degraded)......if firm, then they are fine.

    If you went from freezer to refrigerator.....and back to the freezer without any time spent outside of refrigeration......the tails are fine.

    1. I do not believe they are unsafe to eat. Rather, they might be dried out and not that tasty.

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      1. re: escondido123

        thanks both of you for the advice. I'll defrost them in anticipation of using them but will have a back up plan in case they've turned.

        Would it make sense to 'brine' the lobser or cook them in some way to make the meal moist and flavourful?

      2. Probably safe to eat but may have lost some taste.

        My 92 y/o godfather often says: "if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger!"

        Then again, he is the king of black bananas!!