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Veal and peppers

I have a recipe using veal with peppers, white wine, and stock in pan. The meat called for is veal stew meat. I have prepared this with both stew meat and veal cutlets. The stew meat is stringy, and ...
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Braising brisket internal temperature

I am going to braise 22 pounds of brisket for 6-8 hours at 225°. What temperature should the brisket be internally before I pull out to cool? I have been told many mixed answers.
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How to eat a spruce tree

Big farm to table dinner coming up. I'm showcasing the vegetables that are readily available this season. There is a beautiful spruce tree on the farm that I'd like to incorporate into a brisket. I ...
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How long to cook a 150 lb. pig in the ground?

I am cooking a 150 lb pig in the ground for Cinco de Mayo. I am using a Kalua Hawaiian method but using taco Al pastor flavoring. Feeding over 100 people street tacos. I have researched and have ...
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Can I adjust the cooking time and temperature for my braise?

My recipe says to braise beef in the oven at 180 C/350 F for 1.5 hours. Dinner is in about four hours. Can I also get away with sticking the dish into the oven at a lower temperature (say 150 C/300 F ...
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Troubleshooting braised turkey legs dry and tough

I've tried twice to follow the instructions for braised turkey legs in "The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. It is very similar to this recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/11/red-wine-...
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Has anyone solved this problem with braising (other than by sous vide)?

I've been braising food for a number of years as a home cook. PROBLEM: Whenever meat is braised (pot roast, short ribs, oxtail etc.), the flavor/juice/water from the meat leeches out onto the ...
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Should I lightly boil or steam meat (eg, beef) before searing?

The common technique I know of is braising, or, basically, sear the meat (eg beef, pork, chicken), 2 minutes per side, then add liquid, cover, and put in oven at low heat for 1 - 2 hours. This works ...
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What does it mean to place a “piece of parchment paper and an inverted lid of foil” to cover

I'm working with a dutch oven, and i'm braising short ribs. I'm assuming the idea to place a "piece of parchment paper and an inverted lid of foil" to cover means to seal the pot further so no liquid ...
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Thickening with flour

I've been making braises and I'm intrigued by the different methods for thickening the sauce with flour. I've come across five strategies: Coating browned meat with flour and cooking the flour before ...
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What is a good substitute for puffin?

I am trying to recreate a faroese dish of braised puffin stuffed with cake. As I live in the UK, puffin is not a meat that is easily available (if at all). To anyone who has tried puffin or knows ...
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Searing boeuf bourguignon

The other day, I tried to make beouf bourguignon. The recipe called for 6 lbs of beef, I had 5. Nevertheless when it came time to sear the meat I had to do it in batches. Which is fine, except that ...
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Can I use casserole steak instead of braising beef for this Chinese Beef Casserole recipe?

I can't find braising beef easily, but I do have casserole steak. Are they the same? Would they work the same for this recipe? http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9646/chinesestyle-braised-beef-onepot
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Letting wine reduce before braising

I've seen recipes for braising (sorry no sources available) that instruct you to deglaze with wine then let it reduce by about half. After the wine has reduced, the next steps are to add in stock, ...
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Why cook stewing meat low and slow?

I know that you're supposed to cook cuts like beef chuck at a low temperature until they reach a high enough internal temp for the collagen to melt, which is why the same method wouldn't work for ...
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When braising, how deep should I fill a single pot?

Mark Bittman's recipe for chicken Adobo says: "Combine the [ingredients] in a covered skillet or saucepan large enough to hold the chicken in one layer". The recipe calls for 3-4 pounds of chicken. I'...
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Would a tagine be better for high altitude braising?

I am thinking of getting a 2 quart Le Creuset Tagine for braising. I'm at around 5000 feet, and so am stuck with a lower boiling temperature for water - 9 degrees Fahrenheit less then at sea level. ...
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Braised short ribs differ in texture when on stove top vs in oven

I've made braised beef short ribs several times previously and I've found that when they're braised on a low flame in a cast iron pot over the stove, they ended up being more tender compared to those ...
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Getting seasoning into a roast

I'm getting into braising a lot of pork and beef roasts. Standard routine: pick cuts with more connective tissue, sear on all sides, then into the oven with seasonings, herbs, veggies, and liquid (I ...
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What advantages does a brasing pan have over a full Dutch/French oven?

I own a Le Creuset French/Dutch oven, but I'm considering getting a Le Creuset braising pan also. I understand the oven is great for large/tall braising and stocks, soups, chili and the like. I also ...
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Braising with 2 dutch ovens - time?

So, the wife and I are in charge of New Years dinner. That involves 2 5-lb boston butts. One dutch oven is allclad, the other dutch oven is cast iron. The braising recipe calls for 8-10 hours on low ...
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Coating meat in flour before browning, bad idea?

For a long time, before browning meat that would then braise, I've coated it in flour as to ensure the right consistency for the resulting sauce. Are the downsides to this method? Should I just brown ...
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Crisping chicken skin after braising

I have a go-to chicken dish that I like a lot. I marinate thighs in a soy based marinade and then brown them. Then I mix the marinade flavors, chicken broth and rice and put the thighs in skin side ...
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How long to cook pork ribs in the oven?

tl;dr: I've got 6 lb of super-thick pork shoulder country style ribs. How long should I cook them in the oven if I want them to taste good? I recently bought a 6 lb. package of delicious, super-...
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Can I “re-caramelize” meat after a failed braising attempt?

I am cooking a meat stew with a delicious, fatty bunch of oxtails. Initially when browning the meat, I didn't get a sufficient amount of caramelized glaze around the oxtails and none of the fat melted ...
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Marinade then cook or cook then marinade?

For pork, does it matter if you marinade first, then sear + braise vs sear + braise first then marinade? More details: I'm trying to cook pork chashu using pork butt. The marinade is mostly soy sauce,...
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What is the difference between pot roasting and braising?

I'm looking at this guide for cooking cuts of beef: http://www.newworldfrontiersman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/1288720744352.jpg and some are supposed to be braised, while others are supposed to ...
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What temperature is the “warm” setting on a conventional oven?

I'm making a rack of pork ribs and I want to try and cook them as low and slow as possible, with time not really being an issue. Just wondering if the warm setting is enough to do the trick. I'm ...
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How to cook a tender quail?

I've had various successes (but mostly failures) with the little birds. I'd like your advise on making it tender as can be. My technique is mostly to sear the outside and then cook for about 20' in a ...
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Flank postmortem (how I was outflanked)

Picture yourself a flank veal-cut. The grease and silver tissue are off. I open the flank with a knife to extend it. It's filled with ground meat, apple and raisins. It's rolled and bound and goes ...
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What are the advantages of a two-day braise?

I'm going to braise short ribs for a dinner party this weekend. The recipe suggests braising the ribs for four hours, then refrigerating overnight. The next day, the directions say to skim off the fat ...
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What can I do with 500 ml of demi glace?

I bought a 500 mL package of frozen demi glace in my local restaurant. While I often cook with regular chicken or beef stock, I have never used demi glace before. In what types of preparations or ...
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Why are my braised pork chops inconsistent?

I have a recipe for long, slow, braised pork chops. I make them the same way every time. I buy 1 inch chops on the bone. Sometimes they come out incredibly tender and sometimes dry and stringy. I know ...
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If braised meat is cooked at 200 degrees in a perfectly sealed pouch in the oven, does the temperature rise above boiling?

I just tried to answer a question about pot roast and looking at recipes I discover one that cooks the meat at 200 degrees in a sealed pouch for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. There is a lot of reason to make a ...
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What is the purpose of turning a pot roast (and can I do without it)?

I recently bought a big outside round oven roast that was on sale for cheap. I've made plenty of roasts before, but I don't remember having used this particular cut, and it seems to have a reputation ...
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Any time / temperature recommendation for a short braise of a tender piece of meat?

I have a recipe for braised lamb shanks that I'd like to convert to use lamb loin chops instead. The original recipe calls for the shanks to be browned and then braised in a 350° oven for 2 - 2&...
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What is braising?

I have a habit of buying braising steak, when intending to stew some beef (be it to eat as a stew, or to later use as a pie filling), but I've always wondered what braising actually is?