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Should broth from a shrimp boil be refrigerated after canning?

I searched for an answer but was unable to find an answer on the site or google. Recently I did a shrimp boil with corn, sausage, red potatoes, onions, shrimp, lemons and spices. After pulling the ...
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slow cooking with tabasco peppers

I'm cooking 4.5 lb of chicken in a slow cooker. I've yielded some tabasco peppers from the garden, poked holes in them with a fork, and add them to the liquid. Will this blow me out of the water? Will ...
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Is it possible to cook bacon without melting as much fat?

I love Bacon, but I prefer fattier pieces of meat. However, I cannot seem to find a way to cook the bacon without melting most of the fat off. What I've tried so far: Searing at high temperature - ...
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Creaming butter seperately on its own, then adding the sugar and beating them together vs simply creaming butter and sugar together (the regular way)?

Would there be any difference in the end result? Usually you beat both the sugar and butter together but what if you instead, were to start by creaming the butter on its own at first, then adding ...
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thickening cream

I use corn starch & 1/2 and 1/2 to make my cannoli cream. I use a double boiler. My recipe calls for a lot of stirring up to an hour in order to get the thickness I need to stuff cannoli shells. ...
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Storing temperature for cooked omelette

Is it okay to store cooked omelette for 1 week? Secondly, at what temperature it should be stored ?
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Sous vide egg white falling apart on cracking

I've been reading the sous vide guide on serious eats where eggs are supposed to come out like this where after sous viding, you poach it briefly to fully set the white. However when cracking my egg, ...
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Heating Margarine in Pan = loss of calories?

Does heating up margarine in a pan makes it lose calories since more than half of it evaporates? Ex: using 1/4 of margarine and heating it up with onions. Will the dish still have 210 cals from ...
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How can I make crispy potato wedges without frying and oven?

My mom lives Hong Kong when Toronto's cold. Here are strictures: Healthy frying is OK. Let's rule out deep-frying - it's unhealthy and can cause cancer. Her HK flat doesn't have a convection oven. ...
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Can boiling a soup too low result in less flavor?

I recently tried a new recipe which involved cooking vegetables at a lower temperature than I normally see. I had problems with the instructions from the start. The low setting on my stovetop didn't ...
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How to store parsley?

Recently, I've bought a bunch of chinese parsley which I've used for garnishing and etc... However after storing it in the fridge for about 3-4 days most of the parsley had turned yellow and I have to ...
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Cake without baking powder made 2 layers in a cake. Why?

Yesterday I baked a chocolate cake. Fifteen minutes after it went in the oven I realised I'd left out the baking powder, so I quickly made another one, this one with baking powder. This cake recipe ...
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Prepare something with unopened milk that sat outside the fridge?

Unopened pasteurized milk sitting outside the fridge for 12 hours. It's now in the fridge and not yet open. To be on the safe side, will not be consumed as normal. Can something be made out of it? It'...
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What does flushing mussels in water with flour do?

On Serious Eats, I read the following comment under a recipe: Why not flush before cooking? The correct spelling and translation, meuniere, means mussels a le miller’s wife. Because they add a bit ...
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Avoiding foodborne botulism

It's difficult to find information on the internet about botulism prevention that doesn't talk specifically about canning or jarring your own foods or using pressure cookers. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Acceptable to cut steak before searing?

I have a rather dumb issue; I have some cuts of steak that are too large for my cast iron, and if I tried to cook them, the ends would be lifted into the air which I assume is not preferable (although ...
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Marinated Chicken without Grill

How would you prepare the following marinated chicken without a grill? I tried pan searing my chicken after marinating for 24 hrs but completely blackened the exterior without cooking the inside much. ...
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Making clarified butter by removing water but not the milk solids?

People say that clarified butter doesn't taste as good as normal butter, but what if you were to make it in a way that retains the milk solids but still removes the water? So it would be something ...
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Why bring steaks to room temp before grilling

It is standard advice to bring steaks to room temp before grilling. (Actually meat generally, and I absolutely agree w.r.t. roasts etc, but I am talking aout steaks on the grill here). I like a ...
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Why did my chili oil flakes split in two layers?

I recently made chili oil at home for the first time, it is delicious and works great. I simply infused canola oil with some spices and then poured it on chili flakes mixed with a bit of black vinegar....
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Will an airtight container negatively affect yeast growth / dough expansion?

I've had a lot of success making bread and pizza dough using the Jim Lahey "No knead" method, leaving the covered dough to ferment up to 18 hours. I normally cover the mix tightly with plastic wrap, ...
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Extra built up mold on brie cheese

I had a brie cheese in the fridge and got extra mold built up on the area where it was cut. Note that I had other food getting moldy in the fridge, but those were dark mold. The brie got a white mold, ...
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How long does pizza dough keep in the fridge?

The recipe is 500g flour, 325g water, 20g cake yeast, 10g salt and 20g of olive oil. After kneading I split it into 4 and store them individually in oiled freezer bags and store in the fridge at 1C. ...
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Highest protein-dense, low fat, raw, plant-based ingredient? [closed]

What ingredient that can be eaten raw has the highest protein content and lowest fat for its weight?
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Can frozen (fresh) flower petals be used in baking the same as unfrozen fresh petals?

I had seen a recipe that calls for fresh flower petals - a dark bread recipe with honey and bright flower petals through it, specifically. I know it wanted fresh petals for the color (dried so often ...
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Is There A Better Way Than Straining To Clarify Lard and Tallow?

The usual method to clarify lard or tallow is to strain out the larger particles and then boil in water. The fat rises to the top and when cold can be removed and is fairly pure. But sometimes the ...
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Can opened cooking cream in frozen state go bad?

I opened this cooking cream 2 months ago and it stayed in the refrigerator in an almost fully frozen state (right under the cold air blowing fan). It also has lost its flavour (not bitter, doesn't ...
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How can I prevent egg casserole from deflating?

I have a simple egg breakfast casserole made of Bisquick, eggs, milk, a can of chilis and cheese. It tastes great, but when in carafe single serve dishes, it puffs up beautifully as it bakes, but ...
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Gas Grill vs. Burner for Paella

I'll soon be making paella outdoors, in a 15" stainless steel paella pan. I have two choices of how to heat this pan: Weber Genesis II 3-burner gas grill Iwatani 35FW portable butane stove Which ...
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Is it possible to cream clarified butter with sugar? Will it have the same benefits as shortening and oil?

Is it really possible to cream clarified butter? And considering that clarified butter is 100% fat, am I correct in assuming you'd get the taste of butter and also the leavening benefits of shortening ...
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Leavened bread and yeast [duplicate]

In a normal baking process, the action of yeast is at its optimal rate at a temperature of about 78-120oF. It normally dies at a temperature of between 130-140oF. The cooking in the oven takes place ...
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Are there any other brands like Xtrema?

I'm looking for lead-free, cadmium-free, arsenic-free 100% ceramic cookware. Unfortunately, Xtrema is not available where I live. Are there any other brands like Xtrema?
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My hazelnut praline paste became liquid

Today I tried making praline paste, specifically of the hazelnut kind. It was equal parts by weight roasted and skinned hazelnuts and sugar. I caramelized the sugar dry, poured it over the roasted ...
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Can I deep-freeze bread, rolls and other baking?

Yesterday I hit a notice in my local mall saying (my own Polish->English translation): Bread, rolls and other baking made out of previously frozen raw-cake. Don't deep-freeze again! Should I read ...
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Why is my microwave popcorn burned and undercooked at the same time?

I recently bought a new microwave, and started to experience a very bizarre phenomenon when trying to cook microwave popcorn. For clarification, the Popcorn I am using is pre-packaged and in a paper ...
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Left Hot fudge on counter overnight

I Left a the jar of open mrs. richardson hot fudge out last night, is it still good? It does say refrigerate after opening. Is it still good?
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looking for an idea for “fondue alternative” dish, that can be served in a buffet

I'm looking for an idea for a dish with fondue taste (mainly the combination of cheese and wine \ beer), but which can be served in a buffet (without constant heating, and something that can be eaten ...
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How to cook perfect meringue in a gas oven?

The lowest temperature my gas oven goes to is 130C. I have yet to find a gas oven that goes lower than that, which is weird. Is that the case with everyone? I know meringue does better with lower ...
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Egg Refidgeration in a pie

I was wondering if a pasteurized egg in a pie needs to be refrigerated after it is made. If it is out on a table for 3 hours or more, will it go bad?
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How to properly soak urad beans?

So today I tried one of my (as I have recently learned not so genuine) Indian dishes: Dal Makhni (also Dal Makhani). There are different recipes, some mix urad beans with red kidney beans, I went for ...
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What is the difference in taste between San Marzano and 6 in 1 ground tomatoes?

I've been looking at some recipes for Chicago style pizza recently, and the consensus seems to be to use 6 in 1 ground tomatoes for the sauce. Generally, when I make sauce, I use San Marzano ...
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FLOUR tortillas as a crust?

I am making a chili cheese tater tot casserole and would like to know could I use flour tortillas on the bottom or would that be a bad idea since I am baking it at 350 for 45 minutes
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I would like a vanilla powder type to substitute for cocoa powder

I do not like chocolate. I have a recipe for chocolate energy bites. What can substitute for cocoa powder?
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U.S. Equivalent of French T80 for Sourdough Pain de Campagne

I'm a home sourdough baker in the U.S. and want to try a recipe that calls for the French T80 flour. Some questions: - I have read T80 described as half whole wheat/half bread flour, and also as all ...
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Storing cooked food in ziploc

I am planning to go on an outdoors day trip with no way to heat up food. Is it safe to heat up a packaged, fully cooked sausage in the early morning (4:00 AM) and wrap it with bread and store it in a ...
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Does oil oxidation create trans fats?

I am considering switching to beef tallow for my high heat cooking, as it has a high smoke point and is a saturated fat (which means, that it does not oxidize easily). Also recent randomized control ...
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Why do my fried eggs start browning very fast?

I've seen people mention how eggs shouldn't become white after they are dropped in the pan. This keeps happening to me even though I use the "water test" and my eggs keep sticking to the pan (I add ...
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PET containers for freezer meals?

I'm looking to develop freezer meals for my family. The meals will be frozen in plastic takeout boxes likely PET, or PET-lined paper/kraft bowls. The frozen meals are likely to remain frozen even ...
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The rim is off, the lid is secure, but the button can move up and down, is it safe?

I have a jar that the lid is secured to the glass BUT the button still moves up and down. Is it safe or not?
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Is there a way to harden soft braised carrots?

After placing meat on a bed of veg and braising in a wine/stock mixture for a few hours, the carrots taste great, but they don't have a nice texture. How do I harden the soft mushy carrots after a ...

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