DO NOT place rack of fish on a rack in freezer to freeze, and then coat with cold water for better preservation from air. And forget it! I've done that process last year and it helped make the leathery outside softer to almost normal. I did this with a batch, but forgot it. I didn't open deep freezer again for 6-7 days. Freeze dried fish almost. I went ahead and coated with water and place them back in freezer in a zip lock for a couple of days or so.. Didn't want to want to waste a vac bag, on a screw up. LOL Thawed last night. Definitely not a snacking fish any more. Too Mushy. I see salmon patties in my future. Should be good for that anyway. Not much flesh texture, but as good as most restaurants serve. LOL Here it is I hope we all can learn from others mistakes. Otherwise, I never would have post such an embarrassing photo.