Storage container for fish

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  1. bonkerz58

    bonkerz58

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    Does anyone make a storage container for fish that you can put ice in the bottom.. then add a drain plate on top of the ice then the fish is put on top of that?
     
  2. halb

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    A regular 6" deep hotel pan with the ice then a perforated pan on top of that.
     
  3. cheflayne

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    Why put ice beneath the drain pan and or perforated pan?
     
  4. bonkerz58

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    I've was told you don't really want the fish filets sitting on the ice... Is that right?
     
  5. bonkerz58

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    thank you.. I'll go to my local restaurant supply store
     
  6. cheflayne

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    You don't want to store fillets in direct contact with either ice or water as it helps the spread of bacteria, however fish also looses a day of shelf life for every 2 degrees above 32 that it is held at.

    I dry fillets with tea towels and then wrap individually in a fresh dry tea towel and seal in zip lock bags. Lay the zip lock bags on a bed of shaved ice in a perforated pan which is nested in a deeper hotel pan, and then top bags with a 1" layer of shaved ice. No direct contact that way and with it's best shot at staying close to 32 degrees.