Can You Freeze Salami?

I always buy cold deli meats. I buy those in bulk because I can save a lot of bucks by doing so. Salami is one of my favorite deli meats. But I am wondering if I am storing it the right way. Can I really freeze salami? How long can I freeze it?You are wondering if you can freeze salami and how long will it last in the freezer.

The answer is yes. You can freeze salami but there are some things you need to know. Salami is a kind of deli meat that can last for a long time. It can be stored in the pantry for a few weeks. You can also keep it in the fridge and freezer for a few months.

Can You Freeze Salami? 

Salami is a deli meat that can last longer. Dried salami lasts longer than younger/fresher salami. Dried salami can be frozen but it is better kept in the refrigerator than in the freezer.

If you keep salami in the fridge, it can stay its original texture because of the temperature. If you freeze it, its quality can diminish because it can be dried out a little more. Freezing causes water to be drawn out.

If kept in the fridge, salami can stay good for up to 6 months. If kept in the freezer, it can last for two to three months.

Store the salami in portions if you plan to freeze it. Thaw out the portion that you will be using. Thaw it in the fridge overnight.

If you have dried, unsliced, and unopened salami, you can keep it in the pantry for 6 weeks. To extend its shelf life, refrigerate the salami for 6 months. After 6 months, you can freeze it for up to three months.

Make sure that you keep the salami in an air-tight packaging. Otherwise, it will lose its flavor and texture. It will also spoil easier when exposed to moisture and air. 

How to Store and Freeze Salami

Salami does not easily spoil unlike other kinds of cold deli meats. To keep salami for longer, you must follow these steps.

If you have unsliced and unopened salami, these are the steps you should do before refrigerating and freezing it.

  • If freezing salami, cover the original packaging with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Keep it air-tight.
  • You can also remove the salami from the original packaging (if it is not air-tight), then cover it with aluminum foil or air-tight plastic bag.

If you are using salami for different dishes, you can slice and store it in portions.

  • Slice the salami and place individual slices between parchment papers.
  • Place the portion into a freezer bag.
  • Draw out excess air from the bag, seal it and put it into the freezer.
  • Place the salami bags in single layers in the freezer (do not stack) to freeze quickly. This will ensure that salami will have the best texture when thawed.

Recipes

Chicken Salami Sandwich

This recipe is very healthy and tasty. It is quick and easy to make. It is great for snack, lunch or dinner. Kids and adults will surely enjoy it.

Salami Bread

This recipe is made from very few ingredients. If you have some ready-made dough, left over salami, cheese and tomato sauce, then you are good to go.

Salami Pasta

This pasta recipe is ready in just a few minutes. It only needs some left over ingredients. You can have it for lunch or dinner.

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