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  • Tips for Selecting the Right Beef Cuts
    Tips for Selecting the Right Beef Cuts

    When we stand at the butchers counter, most of us may wonder what is the difference between a top sirloin and a porterhouse. If you ever come across a good beef cookbook, you will be able to appreciate a good diagram of beef cuts. Beef is the widely consumed animal protein through out the world when compared to any other meat. Hence it is important for a good steward to select a good piece of beef for his wonderful recipe. Grading of beef cuts The beef is usually graded into three categories based on its quality by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Grades are specified after taking into consideration the color, appearance, meat’s consistency and last but not least the amount of marbling in the beef. The Graded beef is classified as follows: Prime Meat:The meat, which is having more marbling, is termed as Prime meat. This is…

  • Hot Dogs: Preparing the Perfect Frank
    Hot Dogs: Preparing the Perfect Frank

    Let's be frank: Americans love hot dogs. In the U.S., people on average eat 70 franks each year. Although consumers do "relish" their dogs at certain events-baseball games, barbecues, picnics, etc.-hot dogs are a favorite dinnertime meal for the family or a quick convenient snack when on the go. Quite simply, hot dogs are a staple of the American diet. When it comes to preparing a great-tasting hot dog, how you cook and dress it isn't as important as the frank you choose. Besides the traditional all-beef variety, there are hot dogs for every taste bud, including turkey for the health conscious or ones with robust flavors that are perfect for the grill, such as the new GrillMaster franks. Speaking of the grill, while microwaved and boiled hot dogs are popular, 60 percent of Americans prefer their hot dogs grilled, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Sara…

  • Greek Pork Souvlaki
    Greek Pork Souvlaki

    Ingredients: 500 grams / 1 lb of pork in cubes 8 bamboo skewers ½ cup of olive oil 1 tablespoon of vinegar (wine vinegar) 1 pinch Greek oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8 large pita breads Greek yoghurt or Greek tzatziki Shredded salad of lettuce, tomatoes, onion, herbs etc. Directions: Cut the pork into small cubes and carefully thread onto the skewers. In a bowl place the olive oil, the wine vinegar, the oregano, the salt and the black pepper. Place the skewers with the pork in a dish and pour the marinade over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Preheat your grill or barbeque. Place the souvlaki skewers over a medium heat and cook each side. Brush with the marinade and turn to cook evenly. Brush the pita breads with olive oil and cook them on the grill. When the…

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