Questions tagged [meat]

Questions about the flesh of an animal (especially mammal) used as food.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
2answers
607 views

Will uncooked meat tenderise or toughen while stored in a refrigerator?

In an effort to make fewer food shopping trips, I want to store meat in the fridge for a few days before cooking. However, if I'm entertaining guests I want the meat to be as tender as possible. Will ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

How can a tandoor oven cook skewered meat evenly

I am going to build or buy a tandoor. Before I invest, I have done some research into how to cook in one. The part that confuses me is, all the video's I have seen, show the skewers in the tandoor ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

If you boil food in water, does the volume of water matter for the amount of flavorful compounds lost to the water?

Let's say that you'd just put pieces of meat or other food in plain water, for science, and don't season or do anything else to the food afterwards. You use two amounts of water, both of which are ...
7
votes
1answer
915 views

Is cured meat broth edible?

We bought a chunk of raw beef in brine in the store. I was marked "fully cured,... boiling will develop pink color". After adding some water and slow cooking it overnight it turned into ...
3
votes
3answers
160 views

Should leftover meat be stored in cooking juices?

I put some pork shoulder in the slow cooker along with water, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, and spices. I then cooked it until it was falling apart. There's enough to last about a week. Should the ...
2
votes
2answers
161 views

Ground Turkey “with natural flavoring”

I notice that Foster Farms brand ground turkey (in Calif, USA) is actually labeled "Ground Turkey with natural flavoring". I am curious what sort of "natural flavoring" Foster ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Can you bake or grill well done lamb chops that are also soft?

I bought some grilled lamb chops from the shop and they were soft, juicy and medium rare. I reheated them and quite quickly the outside browned and went crusty and the inside got cooked. The result ...
28
votes
3answers
8k views

Can meat spoil outside the fridge if it's baked into bread as a filling?

I made some meat buns tonight (that is, buns with cooked chicken stuffed inside them before being baked), and I'm wondering if I should bother keeping the buns inside the fridge, because that would ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Do I need to vacuum the meat slices if I freeze them? [duplicate]

I think the question is clear, but as you know there are devices that can vacuum the meat slices in a plastic bag. But does it make any difference if I wanna freeze them? Will that make any difference?...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Raw Frogs Legs pink liquid - Still safe to eat? [duplicate]

I have some raw, commercially packed and frozen frogs legs that I thawed overnight in the fridge about 4-5 days ago. I noticed a lot of pinkish liquid inside the packaging. Is it still safe to eat ...
0
votes
3answers
163 views

Does pouring water on burning charcoal when grilling make the meat more smokey?

Does anyone know if pouring water during grilling on the charcoal, which makes the fire smokey, would actually make the taste of the meat being grilled more smokey?
1
vote
1answer
139 views

How to get good color steak without sous-vide

The internet is filled with videos and pictures of people using sous-vide and obtaining rosy, almost red steak "fibers". For the last couple of months, I've been making bone-in ribeyes by ...
0
votes
1answer
169 views

Is mechanically separated beef legal in products in the U.S.?

I was shopping on line at a major supermarket and noticed items from major brands that the ingredients list lists mechanically separated pork and chicken. I don't know about the pork or chicken but ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Is it possible (and easy) to dehydrate meat in oven?

I'm looking to buy a stovetop oven since I don't have a regular oven, but the temperature slider of most ovens seem to go from 100C to 230C while dehydrating meat should occur at 70C. Is it viable to ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Topside chunks still tough after 2 hours cooking?

I've made a Massaman curry with Topside beef. I've cooked the curry for 2 hours now, the meat breaks up when pushed with a spoon but feels very tough and firm and not soft and falling apart like I ...
1
vote
2answers
229 views

What is the point of mustard-frying burger patties?

I mean the type where mustard is placed on the hot griddle, and the patty is placed or smashed on top. Mustard is actually mostly water (with some vinegar and mustard powder mixed in). The water ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Alternatives to borax for minced protein recipes (fish balls, kebabs, etc.)?

Borax (sodium salt of boric acid) is used in some recipes as a texturizing agent. From Wikipedia: borax imparts a firm, rubbery texture to food. It does this by binding polymers in the food: Borax ...
2
votes
0answers
150 views

Why is beef butchered in small scale almost subsistence farming so tough that even tenderloin is only good for ground beef?

I just bought a whole beef tenderloin on a wet market in a small rural place in a developing country in Asia. I noticed something is wrong with it regarding tenderness from the first moment I touched ...
2
votes
2answers
754 views

Can I dehydrate homemade sausage with a dehydrator?

Is it safe to dry homemade sausages that have been cured with Cure #1 in a dehydrator instead of hanging them out to slowly dry? The dehydrator I have goes from 90F to 190F.
14
votes
1answer
2k views

Does meat (Black Angus) caramelize just with heat?

I follow a famous chef in Spain. He uploaded an Instagram Reel showing a quick recipe: Black Angus burger (smash burger), cheddar cheese, truffle cream, fried egg and chips. Watch short video in here. ...
-1
votes
2answers
144 views

Is it safe to assume that potential pathogens are only present on the surface of animal meats?

In this Seasoned Advice answer regarding meats, the writer states: Additionally, we generally assume that any potential pathogens are only present on the surface of whole muscle cuts. Is this a ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Store meat in marinade or after cooking (for taste)

Let's assume that cooking time is to be ignored. And storing marinade to give it time to "work itself" is not part of the process. From a taste perspective would it be better to marinade for ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

Can you season skewers after cooking them?

Firstly, I write, not cook. A character in my story drugs some honey chicken skewers, saying it's seasoning in front of my protagonist. Would it be okay if he was called out about it or are there ...
0
votes
2answers
95 views

Reheating whole Brisket w/out drying out

I made brisket last night (to serve tonight) using a recipe I have made several times. I usually cook the night before serving, using a Large Le Creuset pot. Recipe uses carrot/celery/onion, red wine ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Recipe calls for letting beef stand at room temp for 1hr. Is it safe? [duplicate]

I'm following a recipe for a roast beef tenderloin with caramelized onion and mushroom stuffing from "The Best of America's Test Kitchen" (2008) cookbook. After butterflying the roast, ...
-1
votes
3answers
185 views

How long would meat stored (in jars) and fish (whole) in a ice-water bath last?

For various reasons I'd like to store fresh meat and fish without freezing for as long as possible. I should preserve its original state as fresh and taste, so salting, cooking, vinegar is out of the ...
9
votes
2answers
4k views

Can of chicken left in hot car - okay or trash

I bought a can of chicken (chunk white meat) a while back. Because I wasn't "deliberately shopping for groceries" (I was at the store returning bottles for deposit, but had earlier realized ...
6
votes
2answers
759 views

Cooking meat inside pumpkin [closed]

I was wondering if cooking meat inside pumpkin in oven would lead to a kore tasty meat or it will only be dry and tasteless. I still haven't tried it, but watching a video that made octopus inside a ...
0
votes
1answer
632 views

Pressure cooking vacuum sealed meat

Can a meat that is vacuum sealed for sousvide cooking be cooked instead in a pressure cooker and appropriate results be achieved?
0
votes
1answer
144 views

Why worry about “danger zone” when thawing meat if I'm going to be cooking the meat immediately after? [duplicate]

I'm cooking my meat above 55C, mostly around 65C. I understand there are all kinds of safety measures surrounding defrosting. Using cold water and changing it every 30min or defrosting in the fridge. ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

My parents leave cooked chicken overnight and then re-cook it? [duplicate]

My parents regularly cook meat such as chicken by first cooking it by itself, leaving it out for a while, then later cooking it again with sauces and such. This concerns me because the "leaving ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Can you make goulash using winter squash instead of cabbage?

I am really craving goulash today, but I don't have any cabbage. However I have a winter squash, its orange inside, quite like a pumpkin, but not quite a pumpkin, as the skin is green-orange. No, its ...
0
votes
1answer
143 views

Can I eat venison that was frozen for 13 years? [duplicate]

My mother in law has has vacuum sealed venison in the freezer for about 13 years. Would it still be ok to eat? It doesn't look like anything is wrong with it.
1
vote
1answer
168 views

How to keep sausage cases from splitting?

I make the sausage mix and put it in the casing. Although, when I twist them to make them into individual sausages it splits and I have wasted the casing and sausage meat. The sausages split literally ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

Keeping meat dry after salting it

One of the tips I always get about cooking is seasoning meat before I put it in the pan for a sear, but one of the other tips I get is to keep the meat dry so it can actually brown and develop a crust....
0
votes
1answer
117 views

Rule of thumb for conventional oven baking vs. grilling kebabs (ground meat &

I am trying to cook two different ground meat as a kebab (I already had the preparation done for ground venison and ground lamb Adana kebabs). Most of the recipes I see online assumed grilling over ...
3
votes
1answer
200 views

Why does meat dry out in high heat despite being submerged in liquid?

My understanding is cooking over long periods will break down collagen and other proteins. Won't the breakdown of protein cause the meat to lose structural integrity, thereby letting liquid in?
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Marinating defrosted microwave meat [duplicate]

I generally defrost my meat in microwave, I think it is recommended to immediately cook the meat after defrosting this way. But I also like to marinate my meat after defrosting, is it unsafe to do so?
1
vote
2answers
557 views

How to avoid smoke during pan searing meat?

I've been cooking in my cast iron skillet on medium/medium high heat with olive oil. No matter what I cook, (chicken, fish, etc.) the oil and fat in the pan starts smoking long before the food is ...
4
votes
3answers
439 views

What does resting mean

I'm a little confused with what resting actually means. I've typically seen this term being used where you move food (typically meat) from the oven/grill/heat and then keep it warm for "some time" (...
9
votes
2answers
373 views

When we go to the butcher's shop, which color meat should we choose? Cherry-red or brownish-red?

When we go to the butcher's shop, we see cherry-red and brownish-red meat in the cooler. I know that change in color alone does not mean the product is spoiled. Color changes are normal for fresh ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Dairy-free substitute for milk when marinating chicken

A number of recipes involve soaking meat in milk, buttermilk or yogurt, for example several Middle Eastern lamb recipes and traditional American southern fried chicken. Someone I'm cooking for is ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Drying beef to preserve it without any equipment

I have high quality beef muscle meat, beef liver and beef heart. All completely grass fed from healthy animals with clean practices thus I am not that worried about botulism ("Botulism outbreaks occur ...
10
votes
1answer
2k views

What are those little holes in some meat?

For example this ham: I see them in ham, sometimes chicken, salami, and similar. They seem to be small sphere shaped half to one millimeter in size.
4
votes
1answer
138 views

Can I laminate pasta dough with meat?

I've seen a number of sites talk about laminating pasta dough with herbs and it looks lovely. But I haven't seen anything about doing this with meat. I assume you wouldn't want to do it with uncooked ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

What is this yellow “fat” thing on my bacon

Searching in google for yellow bacon fat returns nothing I'm assuming it's fat, but have never seen a large yellow lump of it on any bacon I have had in the past. Would this still be good to eat? (...
5
votes
3answers
221 views

Testing for beef

I'm allergic to beef in the same way that lactose intolerant people are allergic to milk. There are times at home when I cook ground turkey and I react the same way as when I eat beef, so I'm ...
4
votes
2answers
100 views

How to finish sous vide carnitas without drying them out

I've followed this recipe from Serious Eats to make sous vide carnitas. The sous vide step is easy - just leave it in the bag for 12-24 hours. The last step of the recipe is to break up the meat with ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

Is it possible, and if so, how can I preserve lean meat using only salt at home?

I have lean meat (4-5mm slices) which I would like to preserve using only salt. Is this possible to do at home? Do I need any kind of special curing salt or is regular fine? I really don't care ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

How important are olives in Ropa Vieja? Can I substitute/omit them?

I'm looking to make some Ropa Vieja in my crock pot but I've got a picky eater who refuses to touch anything with olives or capers in it. My concern is that something about the briney/acidic nature of ...

1
2 3 4 5
13