Questions tagged [meat]

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

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Should the "Convection Roast" setting be used for a prime rib roast?

Looking to cook a Prime Rib Roast in my new convection oven. I understand that the "Convection Roast" setting alternates between the convection heating element and the broiler, and is ...
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Why is meat sometimes tender and sometimes tough when cooked for a long time?

If you overcook a steak it will end up tough and hard to chew. If you cook ox tail for a few hours, however, it will become extremely tender. What determines whether meat becomes tough or tender when ...
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How to crisp up/dehydrate thin slices of porchetta?

I made a small porchetta this weekend. I want to slice it as thin as possible and crisp it up (used as topping for soups for example). I was wondering: what would be the best technique to do that? ...
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Can papain or any other protease enzyme from other foods be used to dissolve meat by cooking at appropriate temperatures?

Papain and other protease enzymes are frequently used to tenderize meat. However, they usually get cooked without a proper temperature control and the optimal protease temperature (which according to ...
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First onion or first minced meat?

When making e.g. spaghetti sauce, do I: first sweat the onions and then add the minced meat? first brown the minced meat and then add the onions? do both at the same time but in different pans and ...
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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 ...
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What is white meat and dark meat in Canada KFC?

According to US KFC, a chicken is cut into 2 breasts, 2 wings, 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks. White meat is breasts and wings, dark meat is thighs and drumsticks. But on KFC Canada's website, the options ...
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How to properly brown cut-up chicken breast pieces?

Yesterday I was trying to cook "Chicken Tonight". The jar instructs to cut 400 grams of chicken breast in "small" pieces (we use two jars, so I end up with 800 grams), then to ...
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Foil wrap cooking fully assembled burger in George Foreman grill?

If I seal a burger, complete with bun, in tin foil, and cook it in a George Foreman grill... Will the burger cook through without the bread burning? Will the bread burn or potentially cause a fire? ...
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Using a vacuum sealer to marinate?

With the vacuum sealers that have hit the market, they're have been a lot of toys added onto the products. One such device is used for marinating meat. It just looks like a tupperware bin with a ...
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What happens on a microscopic or molecular level when meat "melts in your mouth"?

The phrase "melts in your mouth" has been applied to meat very commonly, but I was wondering about what actually happens on a molecular level to give that appearance or sensation. This was ...
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Crock pot times vs internal temperature vs meat size

This is a generic and probably not very well posed question, although triggered by a specific recipe. The original recipe says to sear a pork loin in a pan, then deglaze with white wine and finally ...
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Is it feasible to freeze a whole pig?

How long can I freeze a pig whole? How can I keep it from getting freezer burned? We are having a wedding in September and it's June but the pig is already currently at the size we need it to be. I ...
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What is the science of drying/dehydrating meat? Biltong, jerky, etc

What is the science of drying meat? This is a cross-topic question, but I think it's best suited here. Let me know if it should be elsewhere... I am South African and one of our traditional snacks is '...
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How to rest meat but not let it get too cold?

Having read this question I am persuaded that resting meat is good for its flavour. But if the meat has a good temperature straight after it's been cooked, it seems as though it will be too cold after ...
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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?
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What is good water-pan placement for offset smoker

I want to smoke a pork shoulder low and slow: 240 degrees at around 15-20 hours. I'm using an offset smoker, Oklahoma Joe Highland. What is a good placement of water pan(s) and why?
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Smoking Boston Butt and Smoker Went out

I borrowed a buddies pellet smoker to test it out. I got it going bright this morning. Got it up to about 225 and loaded it up a 6.5 pound Boston Butt. It never really stayed at 225, but hovered ...
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Really pink Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu): Safe to eat?

I know Chinese BBQ Pork is definitely red/pink on the outside extending into the meat somewhat, and I know that the USDA now says that pink pork is safe to eat (another taboo from my youth gone) - but ...
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Storing spoiled meat with fresh meat in a freezer

I just bought a new chest freezer to store some lamb and beef. I placed the fresh lamb meat in a couple of metal containers (not covered) and put these in the freezer. I did the same with the beef but ...
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Boudin Balls, Isaac Toups - Question about cooling/refrigerating the boudin

I'd like to try Isaac Toups' recipe for boudin balls, for a cooking get-together with a friend of mine. We'll start in the afternoon; ideally, we'd like to have it done for (late) dinner that day. The ...
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I have some slow-cooked pork in the freezer and just need to warm it up

I slow-cooked this meat about six months ago and had a lot left over which went into the freezer in a tightly-wrapped plastic bag. It does not really matter now when I eat it, but I do want the ...
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Best way/temperature to get maillard reaction on meat/steak

Background In relation to this question/answer. What temperature does the Maillard reaction occur? The answer to the question above states that over 400F/200C there is basically no maillard, only ...
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What is the difference between a turkey and a chicken in terms of taste, look and preparation?

I am interested in sourcing a turkey and cooking it. It's not that easy to get a turkey from where I am. I am only wondering if it would be worthwhile to do so. Having never eaten a turkey, I can't ...
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Need help in identifying a specific italian salami/sausage for pizza

I came across a very intense and savory salami recently at a great pizzeria in Frankfurt (Germany). The pizza guys however are from Napoli and sell their amazing and traditional pizza since ages with ...
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Which cut of beef is the leanest?

Which cut of beef has the least amount of fat? (loin, rib , round, etc.)
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Which one of these lamb meat parts has lowest fat (shanks, loin or shoulder)?

Which one of these lamb meat parts has lowest fat -because I don't like the taste of fat-, (shanks, loin or shoulder) ?
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Question about cooking meat from a beginner [closed]

This is the first time that I will cook meat. My question is that in the method of boiling/simmering meat, the foam of fats I see and I remove it with a large spoon. If I use another method for ...
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When skimming fats (while boiling meat), what percentage does it reduce?

If I have a meat contains 10% fat (assuming it is 1 kg, fats are 100g), how much -approximately- can I reduce in this technique ?
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Rabbit that looks and tastes like chicken?

OK, I know saying such & such a type of meat tastes like chicken is a total stereotype, but bear with me. I am not a frequent eater of rabbit but I'd say have it 1-2 times a year, so I feel like I ...
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Chemical meat tenderizers

I know pineapple (Hawaiian cooking), onion (Chaliapin steak), pickle juice (Chick-fil-A) and honey (Shokugeki no Soma). All tenderize meat via cooking and / or marinating. My questions are: What ...
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Australian Meat (Chunky steak) Pie: loss of Gravy/Sauce after cooling/freezing

Main Question: When cooking the beef stew portion of the Australian Meat (Chunky steak) Pie recipe, the created sauce/gravy 'disappears' after cooling or freezing. How can one prevent this from ...
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Can I pre-cook Tri Tip and finish it later?

I like to smoke tri tip to an internal temp of 100F, then sear it on the grill to an internal temp of 130F. Could I take the meat out of the smoker at 100F, cool it down with ice to 60F, store it in ...
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What determines if something is easy to chew? A lot of liquid or totally dehydrated?

On one hand, we have foods like jelly or melted cheese which are primarily liquid and seem very easy to eat and swallow. On the other hand, we have astronaut food or some pastries (or cotton candy?) ...
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Traditionally, is prosciutto never to be cooked?

In a discussion about pancetta and prosciutto in sauces (specifically, bolognese), a friend said that "Traditionally, prosciutto is never to be cooked." I have not heard that before. I ...
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Can I freeze pre-cooked chicken?

I am looking for a way to precook chicken and preserve it for later use. The idea being that I precook the chicken (1 hour at 150 C) then freeze it, then when I need it, defrost and pop onto the flame ...
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To flip or not to flip...? (a steak)

Some chefs say the steak cooks more evenly by flipping it often. Others say this makes the juices run out. With so many different styles and recipes out there, one must wonder: who is right? What are ...
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Pre pan-fry marinaded meat before oven roasting?

Probably the question's wording is not correct but here is what I wanted to ask: I heard it several times that to avoid drying out the meat in the oven, it is advised to pan fry it to create a crust. ...
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Why does packaging indicate that a ribeye cut needs to reach 165 F?

Even though the FDA recommends 145 F as the safe temperature for whole cuts of beef, this ribeye I bought, as per packaging instructions, needs to reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 F. Could ...
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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 ...
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What got salisbury steak its name?

I love salisbury steak, ever since I first tried it in Wendy's, but now I want to know exactly why it is named the salisbury steak. What's the reason it's called a salisbury steak?
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It will take a few minutes to cook the steak through [duplicate]

It will take a few minutes to cook the steak through How long do I need to bake it for and at what temperature?
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Options for adding sauce to naked ribs?

I live in a condo complex where having a smoker or any sort of BBQ is difficult. I'm also on the Keto diet and I don't use most standard, store-bought sauces. But I love some good St. Louis ribs and I ...
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Why should entrecôte meat apparently be cut into slices before served?

Recently, I went crazy and bought an entrecôte -- a very premium cut of beef to me. Over $11 USD for one. It was heavenly. I nearly cried when it was all gone from the plate. The instructions said to ...
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Shoulder Steak vs London Broil

I bought a piece of shoulder steak. Can I cook it like a london broil - marinating it and then broiling for around fifteen minutes?
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Brisket been cooking for 4 hours and rock hard -- what am I doing wrong?

I cut it up into 1.5 inch cubes and cooked it at 200 degrees F. I'm trying to make brisket curry and It's just been simmering at that temp for the last 3-4 hours. It's still super hard. Did I ruin it ...
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Not a tender steak

I have just grilled a AA boneless strip loin on the B.B.Q. I thawed it out in the fridge overnight. It was about 1" thick. I removed the outside moisture with paper towels and seasoned with salt and ...
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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 ...
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Is MSG able to penetrate meat like chicken breast and steak when dissolved in a brine?

I am trying to figure out whether adding MSG to a water based brine will allow the MSG to 'penetrate' the meat. I know it is soluble, but I'm not sure whether this means it will be able to diffuse ...
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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 ...

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