There is far more to cooking than just boiling or frying. Many people don’t know this, however, which is why they cook exclusively using these more simple and familiar methods. If you are a meat-lover – or you have a loved one that is – then why not try something new? Not only will you impress them (or yourself!), but you will also spice things up and break your daily routine. Incorporating new cooking methods into your life is a very effective way of making your life more exciting.
Here are six cooking ideas that you should try:
Smoked meat is delicious. You don’t have to buy expensive smoked meat from the supermarket to get it, you can make it yourself. A quick browse through a catalog of offset smokers will show you that they are affordable, more so than constantly buying packaged smoked meat from the supermarket. Making it yourself is also the healthier option because you can forego the chemicals and preservatives that are often included in supermarket smoked products. If the cost of a brand new meat smoker is too much for you, then it might be worth trying to negotiate a payment plan with the product’s manufacturer. Many will either allow you to buy their products on a financing plan with platforms like Klarna. Others will allow you to finance it the traditional way. Smoking imparts a beautiful, smoky flavor to the meat. It’s definitely something that you will want to try if you are a meat lover.
Broiling is a method of cooking that’s best suited to beef and lamb because sometimes it just cooks the outside of the meat and not the inside. With that said, some modern broilers can also cook the interior of the meat. If you want your broiler to cook your meat’s interior, then you need to make sure that it’s at least ¾ inch thick. Most ovens have broilers, so you don’t need to worry about going out and buying one. The broiler is usually located at the top of the oven. Yours might have its own separate broiling compartment.
Grilling is without a doubt the most popular method of cooking meat, just after smoking. Grilling (or barbecuing) is a great way to get a crisp exterior and thoroughly cooked interior. There are many different ways and methods of grilling – the type that you use depends upon the type of meat that you are cooking. Some smokers come with built-in grills, so it might be worth exploring smokers with this function if you want to try both grilling and smoking. Many people enjoy smoking their meat and then grilling it. This ensures a delicious smoky flavor and a nice crispy finish.
Stir-frying is a method of cooking that’s very similar to pan broiling. Pan broiling is a method of frying that involves little to no fat being applied to the pan prior to the meat being added. Stir-frying is just like this, except a small amount of fat might be added, as well as some vegetables and potentially a sauce. When you are stir-frying meat, the meat is moved continuously. It never stops being moved. You are constantly stirring it and moving it around the pan. Stir-frying is extremely popular in countries like Japan and China.
Sous vide is a method of cooking that’s extremely popular in high-end, five-star restaurants. It’s not something exclusive to professionals anymore, however. You can cook your own food sous vide at home, very easily. You just need to invest in the right equipment. Sous vide is a method of cooking that requires precise temperature control, in order to ensure quality results. Sous vide is French for under vacuum. It is a cooking style that involves vacuum-sealing food in a bag and then cooking it at a precise temperature in a water bath. Sous vide cooking produces results that cannot be achieved through any other method. It is popular and used by high-end restaurants for a reason.
Braising is a very popular method of cooking, originating in rural France. Pot roast and Swiss steak are two popular braised meat dishes. You can braise meat in cooking bags, like sous vide cooking. It’s often easier to use cooking bags when you are braising meat, especially if you are going to be using the oven. This can reduce cooking times. Additionally, no extra water is needed when you use cooking bags because moisture is drawn out of the meat but recycled in the cooking bag.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a delicious, meaty meal. This article’s cooking methods are all very effective ways of delivering that. If you intend upon trying them out, make sure to conduct additional research so that you can perfect your method of choice.