How to store sausages in the refrigerator?
Posted by: 02.11.2017
- 1 Choosing sausages
- 2 How to store sausages?
- 3 Shelf life of sausages
Sausage is one of the products that is always at home. Meat products made in this way are very popular all over the world. In any grocery store is in the sale of such a product, and yes even represented a large assortment.
In any store or supermarket presents a wide range of sausages, and sometimes it can be very difficult to decide. This favorite product is made by many different types of meat and wrapped in natural or artificial casings.
According to the method of preparation can be divided into such basic types:
There are other classifications, for example, by the form:
- loaves of bread
What to look for on the label?
When choosing, first of all, you should pay attention to the product label, where the composition, type, technical conditions of manufacture, period and storage conditions should be indicated.
On the package you can find such notes:
- GOST - compliance with all conditions and composition, which indicates the high quality of products;
- TU - the presence of specific additives that are not required by GOST, can be harmful preservatives, dyes, etc.
Fresh or spoiled?
If the shelf life of the sausage has not expired, it does not mean that it is suitable for use. If the storage conditions and temperature conditions are not observed, both during implementation and during storage at the warehouse or during transportation, the product may deteriorate before the deadline for use.
Determine the freshness of the sausage:
- the appearance of the shell - holistic, unchanged (there should be no plaque in the form of mucus, white spots or mold formations);
- the appearance of the cut - a uniform color, juicy;
- smell - smoked or meat with hints of spices, possibly garlic;
- taste - saturated, sour.
How to store sausages?
Eating everything that is bought on the same day is not always possible, so it is important to know how to store the sausage in the refrigerator. It is necessary to keep such products only in a cool place, otherwise the shelf life of the sausage will be significantly reduced.
Terms of storage of boiled sausage
The main ingredient of such a sausage is salted minced poultry or livestock. Often use chicken or pork, as well as some manufacturers add soy meat substitute.
In the manufacturing process, a lot of water is used, because of this, the shelf life of boiled sausage is much less than with a different type of treatment. The implementation period of such sausages should not exceed 48 hours.
Storage of boiled sausage is possible only in a cool place, preferably in the refrigerator. In the refrigerator chamber, the optimum temperature should be from + 2 to + 5 degrees.
In no case can not leave the incised stick of boiled sausage in a plastic bag. The package can be stored such a product, provided that its shell is artificial and unopened.
Put the remaining sausage into paper. You can still use the containers, but they must be ventilated, it is impossible to tightly close.
It is worth noting that this sausage is taken most often, but it is only suitable for cooking at home, it is better not to take it on a trip or on a long journey, as it will quickly become useless.
How to store smoked sausages?
This type of sausage is divided into:
- cooked smoked;
- half smoked;
- raw smoked.
For the first type, the meat is boiled, and for the second, it is dehydrated, therefore the terms of suitability are different. It should be noted that the shelf life of raw sausage is large enough, and the temperature at which it is stored should be up to + 15 degrees. Cooked smoked products are stored at temperatures from 0 to + 10 degrees.
Such sausages are ideal not only for any table, but also for the trip. Sandwiches made from it can be safely eaten within 48 hours after preparation. The unpacked sausage stick will be stored longer.
The half-smoked product is a cross between raw and cooked smoked. It contains more moisture, so it should be stored at a temperature that does not exceed + 8 degrees.
It is best to keep such products in cool, well-ventilated places. The humidity should be up to 80%. If it was bought in vacuum packaging, then only when it is depressurized, it is worth putting it into paper.
To leave such a product in the refrigerator, it is worth wrapping the stick with paper or foil. It is not necessary to wrap tightly, it is not desirable to put in a container. It is possible to freeze such a product, but it does not make sense with a long shelf life.
Storage conditions for jerked products
To do this, the meat is dried for a very long time, there is very little water left in the product. It can be stored at room temperature, but not more than a month. For long-term storage you need a cool place where the temperature will be no higher than + 10 degrees.
Dry jerked sausage is stored only in a suspended form, so it will remain suitable for the longest time and will not be raid on it.
How to save homemade sausages?
Homemade sausages can be made not only at home, but also purchased at the store. Such products are distinguished by the fact that a large amount of fat is added during manufacture, so it will not be stored for so long.
The advantage of such a sausage is that you can independently prepare a semi-finished product for the future and freeze it for a short time. Do not store the product in the freezer for longer than 3 months. It is better to freeze separately, so that it is convenient to defrost.
Shelf life of sausages
The period during which you can use such a product depends on the method of preparation and shell.
Dumplings, ham and homemade sausage
Under all conditions, the shelf life of boiled sausage in a natural shell, ham and home will be from 2 to 5 days. Home-made sausage is stored for a short time, as there is a rather large percentage of fat in the composition. A boiled shell can be stored longer - from 7 to 14 days.
If you have already printed the product, then it should be consumed within 3 day, not longer.
It is also possible to freeze the sliced sausage in the freezer, but it is not recommended to store it for a long time in this form. The shelf life of frozen boiled sausage should not exceed a month.
The shelf life of smoked meat and dried sausages
Such products are stored much longer. Dry-cured products retain their properties up to 10 days, it should not be stored longer.
The process of making smoked meats consists in removing excess moisture from the meat. As a result, it increases the shelf life.
Least of all time smoked meat can be eaten smoked and half-smoked sausage - up to half a month. Uncooked smoked sausage sticks lie from 1 to 2 months. And if you freeze it, the shelf life of smoked sausage will get longer.
Dry sausages will last the longest, their shelf life varies from 2 to 3 months.