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Why does my steak turn out underdone?

I take lots of advice to cook steak, but it always turns out underdone. I need help. I cook it at a higher temperature for longer times and nothing works.
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Recalling poultry known to have Salmonella

In the recent news, there was 91k pounds of turkey recalled because it was known to contain Salmonella, If I've always been told to cook my poultry to full doneness to kill off Salmonella and other ...
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Measuring temperature of diced chicken

I purchased an analogue instant-read meat thermometer (link to the precise product). I fried some diced chicken in a little lime juice and olive oil in a frying pan on a medium-high heat. I ...
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Does meat/poultry keep in the fridge for just a couple of days after purchase, or a couple of days after the sell-by/use-by date?

I usually freeze all of my meat unless I plan to use it within one day, but I was just wondering whether I could keep some raw chicken in the fridge until Thursday (three days from now). I wanted to ...
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How to tell if baked drumsticks are done?

I have baked my chicken drumsticks for roughly 40 mins at approximately 420 F. I do not have a meat thermometer, so am looking for another way to determine its doneness. I did some research on this, ...
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Is poultry suitable for dry aging like beef is?

In "The Science of Good Cooking" it is said that the reason why a roast at a restaurant tastes so well is because they age their meat for days. Enzymes break down the protein (not collagen) and make ...
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I have two days to thaw a 16 pound turkey; Can I start thawing it in cold water, and do the rest in the fridge?

The calculator here: http://www.butterball.com/how-tos/thaw-a-turkey says I need about four days of thawing, and I only have two. Can I cold water thaw it at the start, and let the rest thaw in the ...
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How long should I cook a half goose?

I have a 4.6 kg frozen goose from the supermarket. I have cut it in half along the spine and am planning to roast both halves separately. Presumably the bigger surface area means I don't need to cook ...
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Can I decrease salty flavor after brining a turkey?

I brined my turkey but it came out tooooo salty. Any suggestions to save it? It's really good, juicy and tasty. I will cut it up and cook in turkey gravy, but is there something I can do to remove ...
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Why not mix meat or poultry with fish?

I have just realized that I cannot recall ever seeing an item on any menu or in any cookbook that includes both fish and meat or fish and poultry together. (Meat and poultry I have seen.) Is there a ...
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What is the difference between a hen and a chicken? In terms of cooking, flavor, price, and anything else culinary related.

I have a recipe from James Peterson for chicken stock that asks for a chicken carcass and a stewing hen. So I'm wondering what the difference is. The problem is that my local grocery store only sells ...
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How to set up the sous vide bath for guineafowl breasts?

I have a hard time finding hints on how to sous-vide guineafowl breasts properly. Traditionally in an 140-165°C oven they’re really hard to get right. Some of the few recipes i’ve found place them in ...
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Frying a rooster rather than roasting?

I know that usually roosters are roasted because rooster is tough. But I was wondering if there is a way to fry rooster and have it be tender without using so much meat tenderizer that the meat tastes ...
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Chewy meat on poultry (duck) bones

Now, I think we have all heard of this method of telling that poultry is done: "When the meat pulls away from the bone easily." How true is this? Might the meat be overcooked in some cases. Now my ...
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Tool/shears for cutting the backbone out of turkey

Because I like the dark meat of turkey cooked differently than the white meat, this year I cut my Thanksgiving turkey into parts for cooking and it turned out great. I don't plan to ever roast a whole ...
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How to get that crispy skin on a roasted turkey or chicken

I love making roast chicken, but I don't seem to be able to get the skin to crisp to that nice mahogany color, like this: Some of the things I have tried: butterfly and roast at 500 (Alton Brown ...
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Quail dries out when cooked

What can be done with quail to ensure that it doesn't dry out when cooked? (note: the other question about tender quail, AFAICT, is specific to braising....my question is more about roasting, though ...
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How do I baste barbecue chicken while grilling?

I am going to barbecue 1/2 chicken on a gas grill. I want to use a water mixture with cider vinegar and salt, to baste while grilling. Can you give me any tips as I do this, like time and temperature?
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Possible internal contamination from soaking or scalding slaughtered chicken in hot water to ease plucking

I understand that a slaughtered chicken may become externally contaminated due to the impurities present in water. Over the course of a processing day and despite scald tank temperatures of 50-...
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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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Is it safe to leave cooked poultry at room temperature overnight? [duplicate]

Assuming that I've already cooked the poultry (or eggs) to recommended temperatures - does it need to be refrigerated immediately, or is it safe to eat if it's been left at room temperature overnight?
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Is “until juices run clear” a valid test for poultry doneness? Why or why not?

I've come across this particular recommendation many times in various recipes and cookbooks and probably even given it out myself once or twice. Poultry is sufficiently cooked when the juices run ...
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Is rare duck breast safe?

Other forms of poultry are regarded as undercooked at the slightest sign of pink juices and yet it is common practice to cook duck so that it's medium rare. Is the risk of food poisoning significantly ...
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How to truss a chicken?

I have seen many videos online and by chefs on tv, showing how to truss a chicken. What is your way of trussing a chicken? They all seem to have a different technique, and I am interested in a ...
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How to carve poultry?

What's the best way to carve poutry so that you get the most amount of meat? Are there any tricks you've found that will make this easier?