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How to tell when roasted bell peppers are ready to skin?

Once roasted, rather than immediately plunging into cold water, place the peppers in a container with a tight fitting lid, or a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let them steam for 15–20 minutes or ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

The skin is yellow probably because the chicken was fed with maize. Age and race of the chicken are a factor, too. In Germany (and propably Europe) you can explicitly buy „Maishähnchen“ that is fed ...
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How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?

If you are intent on cooking the bird whole (as opposed to butchering it into pieces which you can fry in a pan), then your only option would be to braise the bird in a large pot, preferably a Dutch ...
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Eating mangoes with skin intact

It's not about chemicals on the outside of the fruit; washing the fruit well should take care of that. Whether we eat the skin of any given fruit basically boils down to whether it a) tastes good and ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

Adding to jmk answer. Maize feed chicken is in France called maispoularde, in Germany Kikok. In EU to call a chicken "corn chicken" you need to tick some boxes while growing it: fodder must be AT ...
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

Texture is the main reason, but if you're going to be blending the sauce, there can be off-flavors from cracking open the seeds. Even if you don't blend it, they can be these slippery little things ...
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UK Pork roast: why can't I make crisp crackling?

Whilst I do not know about the practices in Denmark that would make the achievement of crispy crackling there, I can comment upon the Chinese and UK angle, and, offer some tips for you to get good ...
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How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?

Do you have a big pot with lid or a pressure cooker? If the chicken fits inside, just put some veggies in the bottom, the chicken, a cup of liquid, salt pepper and herbs and cook it covered during ...
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How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?

If you don't have a large pot and can't follow ESultanik's recommendation, you're going to need to joint the chicken. Once that's done, you can either shallow fry it (where the oil only comes up a ...
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How is this machine used? (for, I think, peeling the skin from the tomatoes)

That's a manually operated Food Mill/Ricer/Puree-Maker. The Wikipedia Article for Food Mill shows a pic of the same model you have and from that article: Uses of a food mill include removing the ...
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How to keep pork crispy during transport to venue?

Being Filipino, I totally applaud you for such an excellent choice of an entree. The enemy of all fried food is moisture. Think of...potato chips. Immediately after you fry, make sure you let the food ...
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How to stuff and/or spice the chicken BELOW the skin?

It's a tradeoff: salting (and using herbs or spices) a chicken under the skin, rather than on the surface of the skin, will result in a better-seasoned bird but it will make the presentation of the ...
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Eating mangoes with skin intact

Mango skin has an oil (natural, not an artificial pesticide) that commonly causes a reaction similar to poison oak or poison ivy. Not everyone is affected - your family probably has the good luck to ...
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How to tell when roasted bell peppers are ready to skin?

If you have a gas cooktop, you can put bell peppers directly on the burner to blister them. You will need to turn them every few minutes but they will blister quickly. Then steam them in a covered ...
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UK Pork roast: why can't I make crisp crackling?

Your question is a bit vague and Handy Andy has probably answered it already, but generally Denmark is known for intensively raised pork, and there is plenty of that in the UK. I would expect Chinese ...
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Coating/skin on Quorn Sausage - is it edible?

They are edible I eat them all the time they are the same ones on the regular Quorn sausages. I prefer to microwave mine though it keeps the skin on and cooks quicker, also it keeps in more of the ...
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How to tenderize bell pepper skin / peel

You can't. If you want a pepper puree, you have to remove the skins mechanically. Else you get a puree with "scales" of skin inside. You also mention making a stew out of the peppers. The skins are ...
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Finishing Sous-Vide Chicken Thighs en masse

You could use a searzall with the chicken on a large baking sheet (make sure you have adequate space to do this without accidentally setting anything else ablaze). I usually use one in conjunction ...
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How to keep pork crispy during transport to venue?

In Chinese roast pork, Cantonese style, kosher salt is placed on the pork skin before roasting to absorb the moisture. (I have also used aquarium salt). My recipe uses vinegar instead of a lemon ...
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

It depends on the tomatoes. Sometimes the skin and seeds are SO bitter. I recently made a sauce and it was inedible because of the bitterness, so i made a new one with tomatoes from the same batch and ...
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How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?

You can also spratchcock the chicken (remove the backbone) put in a heavy preferably cast iron, weight it down for a "Brick Chicken" plenty of recipes on the net. This also speeds up the cook time by ...
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How do you score pork skin?

I tried a utility knife in the past but that was no good. I also used a long knife [see image] which was sharpened on a grinder but that did not help either. It had a jagged or rough edge which made ...
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Skin irritation from Victorinox Fibrox handle

Black Fibrox is a trademarked brand name for Thermoplastic Elastomers, or TPEs. This is a common plastic substance used to produce "grippy" plastics that feel rubberized, for a variety of ...
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How To Get the Popcorn effect on Pigskin Cooked on a Roast?

It is certainly possible using the oven only. For a good crackling you need to have several components - a good layer of fat under the skin, a nice dry skin surface before preparing, sufficient ...
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How to stuff and/or spice the chicken BELOW the skin?

You must loosen the skin of the chicken with a dull object, like a spatula, then you can add the spices as you see fit. This video shows how to do it and adds some fat to keep the (turkey) chicken ...
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easiest way to peel/skin a tongue?

I learned from Iranian ladies in Iran, clean the tongue first, boil it on a low heat for 60 minutes at low altitude. Longer time needed at High altitude. When the outer skin shows signs of separating ...
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How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?

A recipe I tried recently (which came out delicious) is murgh mussalam which is a stuffed chicken dish from India (apparently developed in the kitchen of one of the Mughal emperors). Some versions of ...
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How to keep pork crispy during transport to venue?

I recently read a blog entry where the author mentioned the pork belly was still crispy the day after. Recipe: http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/roasted-pork-belly-with-crushed-butternut-squash-and-apple-...
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Is it safe to eat the skin of a potato?

It's usually safe to eat the skins of potatoes. If there is a greenish tint under the skin, you'll want to peel down to below the greenish bit. If you don't, it could lead to solanine poisoning. ...
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