Today’s outdoor enthusiast expects fresh, delicious foods that aren’t time consuming to prepare or preserve after a long days in the woods and on the water. Whether cooking harvested fish and game at home or in a mountain cabin, it has never been easier or more cost effective, thanks to the FoodSaver® System, the authority and top-selling brand in food preservation technology. Enjoy a “field to table” lifestyle while saving both time and money.
Harvesting your own food for tonight’s meal is one of the healthiest ways to approach a balanced lifestyle.* So healthy, that professional chefs and home cooks have all embraced this time-honored eat-from-the-earth philosophy and incorporated it into menus, food preparation, preservation techniques, and everyday eating habits.
With the FoodSaver® System, sourcing ingredients from the farm, field, or water is not about the time it takes to gather, but about the freshness that can be achieved and maintained for future meals. With its game-changing technology, Foodsaver® supports rugged enthusiasts looking to maximize the freshness of the day’s catch and keep it fresher for longer, ultimately saving time and money in the kitchen:
1. Smart and Savvy Saves The Day
From vegetables to meat and fish, fresh foods light up taste buds when incorporated into mealtime. That’s why it’s imperative to protect the taste and long-term freshness of game or fish by vacuum-sealing it as soon as possible. With the help of the FoodSaver® GameSaver® System, game and fish stay tender and moist from the field to the fridge and beyond. Vacuum-sealing with the FoodSaver® GameSaver® System locks out air and moisture to avoid spoilage and keeps meat fresh up to 2 and a half years longer and fish fresh up to a year and a half longer than traditional storage methods — providing a longer shelf-life that helps save time and money.
Going on a long trip? FoodSaver® GameSaver® System is also a trusted tool when traveling to remote locations where packing meals ahead is the smart and savvy thing to do. The system is perfect for marinating and packing meats and fish for grilling on long-haul trips, ensuring that a delicious, healthy and freezer burn-free meal is on the menu every night.
2. The Nose Knows
No one wants to smell the catch of the day as it is being transported from the outdoors to a home freezer, carried on a long trip, or brought to a potluck style gathering. That’s why vacuum-packaging is a great solution for transporting anything with fur, fins or feathers.
Simply place vacuum-packaged game or fish in a cooler with ice, cold packs or dry ice covered with a towel to eliminate any smells or leakage that may occur during transport. Whether attempting to keep food fresh for family and friends or keep the tackle box bait fresh for fishing, vacuum sealing with the FoodSaver® GameSaver® System keeps odors in check at all times without the hassle. Loading your cooler with frozen vacuum-packed meats and fish will actually make more room in the cooler and reduce the amount of ice required for transport.
3. Don’t Let Hard Work Spoil
Hunters and anglers appreciate the health benefits of truly wild, sustainable fish and game, free of steroids, hormones and antibiotics. FoodSaver® GameSaver® Heat-Seal Rolls are a money-saving investment, preserving fresh game and fish up to 5X longer.
Made of heavy-duty, multi-layer material, these rolls are proven to prevent freezer burn better than freezer bags. Specially designed with channels that block oxygen and moisture to maximize air removal, FoodSaver® GameSaver® Rolls come in a variety of sizes and packages to fit anything from pan fish to elk roasts. And, if custom-sized bags are needed, simply cut a piece to the desired length, seal one end, fill, and then vacuum seal. You owe it to yourself and your family to make the most of your fish and game.
4. Keep it Fresh and Save
The FoodSaver® GameSaver® System makes it easy to preserve fish and game much longer than paper-wrapped or zipper-lock bag packaging that often allows oxygen to degrade your hard-earned bounty. When any game or fish is properly vacuum-sealed, freezer burn is essentially eliminated, providing a “fresh from nature” taste at any time.
Prior to freezing moist fish and game, place in the freezer on a lightly oiled pan for 1 – 2 hours. Once chilled, they will retain their shape and achieve a better seal when vacuum-packaged. If it’s not possible to pre-freeze, place meat or fish in a FoodSaver® GameSaver® DAM® Bag designed to absorb excess moisture during the vacuum sealing process. FoodSaver® GameSaver® Drip Trays are also great during this process; helping to catch any liquids that run off while vacuum sealing ingredients. Vacuum seal, freeze, and mark each package with the date and type of fish or game for easy reference later.
Chef Scott Leysath, noted fish and game cooking expert says, “There is no better way to make the most of your fish and game than with a FoodSaver® GameSaver® System. I’ve owned one for more than 20 years and they’ll guarantee that my ducks, upland game, big game and game fish taste as good as if they were harvested the day I thawed out the vacuum-sealed packages.”