Which standard recipes, with meat as a key ingredient, have clear vegetarian analogs? Examples, to be clear: for every hamburger, there is a veggie burger (eggplant, cauliflower, etc). Chili con carne becomes chili sin carne. For meatloaf there is Neatloaf. What else should I be thinking of? "Buy fake meat" is not heading in the right direction; "google 'vegetarian [meaty food]'" is a realistic suggestion but which foods?
Please recommend me your favorite meat rubs and spice blends (pre-packaged, not homemade) that will make grilled or braised meat taste AMAZING. [more inside]
I'm going to have the opportunity to expand my eating soon, and I'm looking for offal (not awful) recipies. [more inside]
So I've got a two-pound tenderloin defrosting in my fridge, and I'd like to make pulled pork out of it. I've never made pulled pork at all, but I understand it generally calls for pork shoulder, so I feel like I need some extra-special hand-holding to help me figure out how to make it work with a totally different cut of meat. [more inside]
I have bought the most expensive, most organic and local and mollycoddled pork chops in my life. I do not want to waste this experience. Please tell me how to make the perfect pan-fried pork chop in agonizing detail. I own cast iron pans and I'm going to serve it with asparagus - that's the only limitation. Otherwise anything goes. Teach me the wisdom of Pork Chopery.
I will preface this by saying I am extremely paranoid about food safety. I today purchased an organic whole chicken from the grocery store. The outside of the chicken smelled great; the cavity, where the giblets were just floating around loose with reckless abandon, had a very slight off-odor, like milk and maybe old blood. I rinsed it and still got a very faint whiff. The expiration isn't for 5 more days. In an effort to be brave, I have put her in the oven anyway. Shall I eat her?
Settle an argument about making stock for cooking. One half says that you should save every odd and end from vegetables and keep them in a big ziploc bag in the freezer for when you make stock so it can get the most varied amount of flavor possible and "recycle" kitchen waste. Other half says that since we're not making vegetable stock and only ever make stock with left over bones you should just keep to the basic recipie ( carrots, onion, celery, etc) and not introduce all these unknown cauliflower ends and parsnip bits and it's a false economy anyway. Who is right? Is anyone right? Are they both right?
I love meat, but I hate its squishy, rubbery, gummy bits. [more inside]
So, my meat business is spinning up. We've registered with the tax office, it's an official thing now. I've got a lot to learn, and a lot of things to figure out. We're going to be making and selling sausages, ham, smoked meats, all manner of things. Primarily we're going to be sending things online, as well as catering and possibly having a food truck to get the name out to drive the online sales. Special monkeywrench: this will all take place in Japan. [more inside]
I'm a member of a meat CSA and received a couple of things this past month that I have no clue what to do with and have actually never heard of (maybe due to regional differences? I am from Texas and we got these in Maryland.) - a pork cured ham end and an arm pot roast. What do I do with these? [more inside]
All my protein cooking is either baking or slow-cooking chicken breasts, or things made with ground turkey (chili, meatloaf). Help me learn how to cook other meats! [more inside]
What is your favorite (and tested) meat rub recipe? For beef? For chicken? For ribs? [more inside]
Today, a chicken was killed. And now, it is sitting in my fridge. Given that this is probably the highest-quality chicken I've ever had the chance to eat, how should I prepare it? [more inside]
How to cook wild game (opossum, raccoon, beaver) [more inside]
I would like to cook roast beef. For starters, what's roast beef? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a top notch butcher shop in Portland, OR (actually even better would be Beaverton/Hillsboro)? Sometimes for special occasions I'd like to step up my cooking a notch, including getting more specific cuts or prep, asking questions, etc, and actually interacting with my butcher.
What can I cook with 3 or more kinds of leftover meat? With the elder Fnorde boy off at college, I'm finding more and more often that dinner leaves us with a small amount of meat left over, too small for a serving, but too big to blithely throw away. What ideas can you give me for things to cook that can use multiple different cooked meats? For example, the fridge now includes about 3 ounces each of grilled beef, pork tenderloin, and chicken legs. I'd like to use them up in a single dish. I can think of making fried rice or lo mein with mixed meat, or maybe burritos or hash. Any other ideas? [more inside]
After seven years of vegetarianism, I'm opening up myself to eating meat every once in a while. I can tell you how to work with lentils, press tofu, and caramelize anything until the cows come home, I don't even know how to pick out a good cut of meat, much less what to do with it! Beyond recipes, I'm looking for suggested reading, tips, etc on selecting cuts of meat, working with meat for flavoring (when and how you use different fats, etc), and other pointers. Assume I know most cooking techniques that would apply to non-meat ingredients, but any meat-specific techinques would be great! [more inside]
I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
Sorry, another meat safety question. Tonight I took a pound of ground beef out of the freezer and put it straight into a bowl of slightly colder than room temperature water on the counter to defrost for an hour. It defrosted on the counter for an hour. Then I decided I wasn't hungry and put it into the fridge in the still sealed package. Will it be safe to cook tomorrow night?
I have been eating meat again for the first time in five years and could use some clarification about issues from omnivores of metafilter as I have been really anxious and paranoid about several issues relating to meat consumption. Thanks. [more inside]
WELL DONE!?! Help me ruin a couple of perfectly good steaks. [more inside]
Please share your best recipes that utilize frozen (unthawed) poultry and meat. [more inside]
Help a budding chef! How do I cook a venison roast? [more inside]
Can you please help me think of some interesting meat+spice/seasoning combinations that I wouldn't think of on my own? [more inside]
why does refrigerated cooked chicken taste different than freshly-cooked chicken? i dislike the strong gamey taste that it acquires. is there anything I can do about it, except covering it up with spices or condiments?
What’s the best / easiest way to feed 50ish people at a cookout? I’d rather not just do burgers and dogs. [more inside]
I recently bought a share of a pig from a farmer, and it came wrapped in various cuts. One of the cuts is a large, meaty, bony one called "chine end roast." How should I cook this? [more inside]
VegetarianFilter: Give me your best veg taco recipes and tips! [more inside]
Help us think of roast recipes and chili recipes would be welcome, too. [more inside]
Safe to eat raw refrozen meats that've been defrosted several times? [more inside]
What are some cooking and diet tips for an ovo-lacto carnivore? (No, that wasn't a typo.) [more inside]
How do you make truly tender, succulent Jewish-style brisket? [more inside]
I'm going to make a pot of chili tomorrow. Besides the usual kidney beans, tomato schtuff, burger and trinity, what do you like to put in yours to liven things up? [more inside]
What is the purpose in frenching a pork or lamp chop? Does it affect the flavor or is it just aesthetics?
Lamb and chicken, pork and beef... which is the meatiest Indian cookbook? [more inside]
What digital cooking thermometer do professionals use? [more inside]
Goat is delicious. What are some other ways to cook it? [more inside]
I just realized that my vintage O'keefe & Merritt oven has a broiler. I also have some well marbled kosher steaks... [more inside]
When barbecuing, are you increasing the meat contamination risk by using the same spatula from beginning to end? And what about grill presses? [more inside]
What's the best way to cook the juicy looking 450g rump steak I have sitting here beside me to a tasty medium? [more inside]
why don't we eat raw meat like animals? [more inside]
steak grilling: what's your technique? [mi]