Freeze-drying meat preserves it for long periods. However, when you are ready to cook and eat the meat, you will need to add moisture back to it. Here are the best ways to rehydrate freeze-dried meat.
Put the Meat in a Bowl
One of the major benefits of freeze-dried meat is that you can purchase it in bulk and save leftovers to reduce food waste. But there is a process you will need to follow when you are ready to eat the freeze-dried meat so you can rehydrate it. The first thing you will need to do when rehydrating freeze-dried meat is put it in a bowl. Find a bowl or kitchen container that is the right size for the meat you are rehydrating. Then put your selected pieces of meat into the container.
Add Water or Moisture
The next step in the process is to add water or moisture. In order to rehydrate, the freeze-dried meat needs to soak up moisture. Once you’ve placed the meat in the bowl or container, fill the bowl with warm or hot water. Depending on the amount of meat you are rehydrating, you may want to add more water to accommodate. This process will take about 10 minutes if you are using hot water. If you are using warm water, let your freeze-dried meat soak in the container for 15 to 20 minutes.
Dry the Meat Off
When the meat is finished soaking, you will need to dry it off. By this point, your freeze-dried meat should have enough moisture to cook and eat. You can dry off the excess water by gently patting the meat with a few paper towels. You can also lay out some paper towels on the counter and let the meat sit for a bit to dry. If your freeze-dried meat is pre-cooked, it won’t need any additional cooking and is ready to eat as is. Just add your desired flavors and spices. If your meat is not pre-cooked, you will want to prepare it like you would any other kind of meat.
Now that you know how to rehydrate freeze-dried meat properly, you can use this process at home today. NuManna Foundation has a high-quality selection of bulk freeze-dried meat that you can use in all kinds of delicious recipes.