I've got a 3-lb boneless pork butt braising in the oven right now for pulled pork. The guy I bought it from at Whole Foods recommended that I roast it after braising to get a good crust. It sounded awesome at the time but now I'm losing my nerve - is this a recipe for deliciousness or sadness? [more inside]
I often see braising recipes that call for marinating meat for an hour or overnight, and then braising the meat low & slow in the same marinade (plus liquid and maybe an added spice or 2). E.g. lamb shanks, pot roast, short ribs. But does a marinade really accomplish anything that 2 or 3 hours under low heat cannot?
Meatfilter: I just picked up a bunch of boneless beef short ribs. No idea what to do with them besides slow roasting in barbecue sauce - which would be fine for me. But what other recipes would you suggest that would make people who are committed medium-rare grilled steak lovers happy? Cooking ability moderate, added difficulty: no dairy ingredients, not a big fan of ketchup or mustard.
I picked up a pork shoulder for holiday cooking. I love braising, but have only done beef and lamb. I've dug up a couple of recipes, but none has really grabbed me yet. What is your favorite braised pork shoulder recipe? [more inside]
My Christmas dining partners have requested a lamb dish for the feast. The recipe they want is for braised lamb shanks. What we have are 2 4-lb. boneless leg roasts. Please help me tweak this to find a similar flavor profile! [more inside]
We visited the local Mexican market today, and bought a ton of stuff...and I need some help figuring out what to do with it. I need recipes/ideas for what to do with: fresh guava, dried pasilla chiles, a massive pork cheek, frozen shredded coconut, cajeta, and a ton of limes (12 for one dollar!!!). [more inside]
Is the "All Clad Stainless Steel 4-Quart Brown and Braise Pan" ($120 at Amazon) the same as the "All-Clad Stainless-Steel 4-Quart Saute Pan" ($225), just with a different lid? One reviewer says it's exactly the same, but the other reviewer says it has the diameter of their "3-quart saute pan" ($200), and is deeper. Who's right? And why is it so much less expensive than either of the sauté pans? Is it the accent aigu? I like the domed lid and the low price, but mostly want the large evenly-heating expanse of bare metal you get from All Clad. My turn-ons include braising turkey thighs and long walks on the beach.
I've got a nice big piece of pork belly, and I'm going to braise it in cider and wine, as in this recipe. I've made it before, and it was excellent. Which wine (or cider, or even beer) would you pair it with? [more inside]
How best to cook 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast for dinner? If I can do it in one dish, that would be best! Details inside. [more inside]
Can I keep re-using the same cooking liquid over and over forever and ever amen? [more inside]