In this video, Ferrite Microwave Technologies (FMT) uses its microwave system technology to demonstrate tempering frozen blocks of fish.
Tempering Fish & Other Seafood
Ferrite regularly performs tempering tests on seafood and various other forms of fish. In this segment, the test is specifically geared toward 25kg blocks of frozen fish. Watch the video to see the full test results.
FMT started tempering from 7 degrees Fahrenheit, but targeted 26 degrees Fahrenheit as our final desired temperature. Then, we observed average variance of +/- 3F which is about what we would expect running a block like this through the tunnel at roughly 140 inches/minute. We also hope this video puts to rest any concerns that prospective customers have about tempering blocks of fish or other seafood. Of course, seafood filets and minced fish products will be even more uniform. This result is certainly within most acceptable temperature control boundaries.
Tempering Frozen Blocks of Fish: Data & Results
To help you better understand the demonstration, we’ve also tabulated the data and results below.
|25 kg blocks of fish*
|Original start temp:
|7 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 degrees Celsius)
|Targeted final temp:
|26 degrees Fahrenheit (-3 degrees Celsius)
|140″ / 60 seconds
|+/- 3 degrees Fahrenheit
About Seafood & Fish Processing
Overall, tempering is critical to seafood processing. Fish in particular benefits greatly from tempering with microwave systems. Rather than using conventional processes like rooms, racks, air or water thawing, FMT suggests tempering as advantageous. The benefits include greater retention of flavor, space savings, higher protein yields, in addition to improved product quality. They also help keep your processing facility clean.
Furthermore, the next step, down-the-line processes benefit greatly with easier product handling and treatment. Whether your product is minced, filleted, or in block form – we recommend the use of microwave technology to help in your processing of fish, or other seafood product.
To learn more about tempering blocks of fish, or to learn more about FMT’s seafood processing equipment – please contact our support team. We look forward to learning about your current process, application, and products!