Should you salt ground beef?
Unless you like your burgers with the resilient bouncy texture of a sausage, refrain from getting the meat anywhere near the salt until just before you cook it. ... Not salted until just before cooking = loose, tender meat. Salted before forming the patties = resilient, sausage-like texture.
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Homemade salt pork- that is soaked in salt brine or dry-cured can last for 18 months. Certain commercial salt pork go bad after 1.5-2 weeks unrefrigerated, 2-3 months refrigerated, or 6 months frozen. It really depends on the level of bacterial inhibition and how long it has been cured in salt for (for homemade types)..
A few more cooking questions 📍
Do you bake pizza first?
It's absolutely essential to pre-bake the dough for 5-6 minutes before adding your toppings. Once you've added Pizza Sauce and all your toppings, return it to the oven to finish baking! This will result in a crust that holds on it's own and is crispy on the outside, and soft and airy on the inside.
How do I cook steak without smoking it?
Just get it hot enough that it barely begins to smoke and add the steak. That will lower the heat a bit, but you'll still be well within searing temperatures. Around 450F is fine for searing, and avocado oil can handle that if it's refined. You don't need to smoke up your place just to sear a steak..
Is it better to wrap brisket in foil or butcher paper?
Wrap Brisket in Butcher Paper Wrapping brisket in butcher paper is the favored method of the top Texas barbecue joints. It speeds up the cooking time like foil does, but still allows some smoke to get through which foil doesn't. Professional cooks smoke dozens of briskets at a time, so they get a lot of practice..