Yes, you can absolutely freeze mushroom pate. With the shelf life in the refrigerator only lasting about one-week, freezing it is the perfect solution. So feel confident when you’re making your next batch of mushroom pate by whipping up enough for the night and some extra to satisfy your cravings at a later date. You can also freeze store-bought pate if you aren’t in the mood to make it.
Freezing mushroom pate into individual serving sizes is the best route to take. If you freeze it all in one block it will take longer to defrost and you won’t be able to refreeze it again if you don’t eat it all.
Use the table of contents below to navigate through this article to answer some of the most common questions people have when it comes to freezing mushroom pate:
How To Freeze Mushroom Pate
The process for freezing mushroom pate is quick and simple. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions below:
- Spoon the pate into each individual slot in an ice cube tray or a silicone mould, whichever you have handy.
- Use the back of the spoon to pat down the pate and make it nice and level.
- Pop the tray or mould into the freezer and leave it until it is fully frozen. The standard freeze time for mushroom pate is 1-2 hours.
- Once each serving size is completely frozen, take each one out of their slot individually and wrap them in wax paper. Make sure the entire piece is covered in wax paper to prevent freezer burn.
- Take the wrapped portions of pate and place them into a freezer bag. You can use the same freezer bag for all of the portions. Be sure to squeeze out all of the air before closing it.
- Be sure to mark the bag with the date you froze it before storing it.
How Long Can You Freeze Mushroom Pate?
Freezing mushroom pate has a much longer shelf-life compared to being in the refrigerator. You can typically store the pate for roughly 3-months. Just be sure to keep the pate in airtight containers while it’s in the freezer.
If you’re going to take out an individual serving size, remove it from the bag while it’s in the freezer. Don’t take the entire bag out and remove the section as the air and warmth can cause the rest of the pate to begin to defrost.
You Can Freeze Mushroom Pate for Around 3 Months
How Do You Defrost Mushroom Pate?
There are two common ways to defrost mushroom pate. The preferred method is defrosting in your refrigerator. If you know you’ll be using the pate the following day, take the pate out of the freezer and place it in the fridge the night before. This will allow it to gradually thaw overnight.
Feel free to use the assistance of tap water if you’re in a hurry. Fill up your sink with tap water or you can use a bowl if it’s large enough. Keep the pate in an airtight container and submerge it in the water. Your pate should be defrosted within a few hours. You may want to pop this in the fridge for a bit after it’s thawed to make sure it’s cold when you’re ready to serve it.
Does Mushroom Pate Freeze Well?
Yes, mushroom pate does freeze well as long as it’s kept in an airtight container. The flavour of the pate may slightly change while frozen depending on the recipe you used to make it. Pate’s that are higher in fat may slightly alter in taste the longer they have been frozen. In this instance, you may notice a difference in taste between fresh and frozen pate.
Other Questions about Mushroom Pate
Below are a few of the other common questions we have come across when it comes to mushroom pate – some related to freezing and some not. If you’re still sat there with a question or two about mushroom pate then drop a comment at the bottom of this article and we’ll aim to help out as much as possible.
Can You Freeze Mushrooms?
Of course! With so many varieties of mushrooms that come in a range of forms, we’ve actually taken the time to write a complete guide to freezing mushrooms. Why not check it out?