Meat, Poultry & Seafood Answers

What is fish sauce?

A recipe I have for Fish with Lemon Grass asks for 2 teaspoons of fish sauce. What is this ingredient?

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Overcooking chicken, meat & fish

I have a problem with cooking chicken, meat & fish. They become very hard and rubbery. No matter what type of cooking I choose - stir frying, roasting in...

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Preparing conch

When buying conch, what should I look for? How do I clean it? When preparing conch, all the recipes say to pound/tenderize - how much is too much?

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What is a lobster press?

A few months ago, while watching PBS, I saw a chef place a lobster into what appeared to be a very large press of some sort. He then tightened a wheel on the...

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How to prepare ceviche

Many years ago I visited Mexico and had ceviche, which was fabulous. Can you tell me how to make it and what would be the best variety of fish to use. Would ...

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A salty lobster tail

What would make a lobster tail, (broiled on top of the shell) taste salty?

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Cooking mussels

I've just bought some fresh mussels from my local supermarket, but it only gave me instructions on how to cook them using a recipe I do not want to use. If I...

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Smoking a turkey

This past Thanksgiving I smoked a turkey in an off-set barbecue pit using burning wood only (no charcoal). The meat turned out great, but the skin was satura...

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Parboiling meat before barbecuing

I think my little brother is nuts! He says you must parboil spare ribs before you roast or grill them. Is he kidding? I never heard of this before. I will ad...

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Salvaging tough meat

I served a pot roast last weekend that ended up being very tough. Is there any way I can salvage the leftover meat to make it more tender?

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Pan-frying breaded foods

Whenever I fry breaded veal cutlets, the first side browns beautifully. When I turn them over, the next side always sticks to the pan. Consequently, one side...

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How to roast beef

I have a baron of beef roast (inside round) that is 910 grams in weight. My question is how long and at what temperature do I cook it in order for the meat t...

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Making Argentine chorizo

I am looking for the recipe on how to make the Argentinean chorizo (sausage). Could you please help with the recipe or tell me if you know a site where I can...

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