What to cook from meat?
One of the most important sources of protein, carbohydrates, fats, enzymes and vitamins is meat. Meat goes well with a variety of foods. That is why for cooking meat there are a large number of recipes.
Before you start cooking a meat dish, make sure that the meat is fresh and unspoiled. Fresh meat has a fresh smell, its surface is dry, the fat should be white in color (slightly yellowish in beef), after pressing it with a finger on the surface, it is quickly smoothed out. In young animals, the color of the meat is light, in the old from burgundy to purple. If you are going to cook pork, make sure that the fat is not sticky. Purchase meat from trusted suppliers. Levity in the choice of meat except for the wind-launched money can cost you your health and the health of loved ones. If you find out that the shop sells spoiled meat, do not be lazy to write a complaint, thus you will save inexperienced people from buying spoiled product.
Meat that has acquired an unpleasant smell should be put for 30 minutes in a solution of potassium permanganate of light pink color or in water with vinegar.
Meat should be stored in the freezer in cellophane. Do not thaw the meat several times, it is better to cut it into pieces and sort it. Cooking costs only completely thawed meat.
Thaw meat at room temperature. If you want to defrost quickly, do not put the meat in hot water, so it will lose a lot of juice and become very tough. Meat intended for long-term storage is better not to be washed with water, it can quickly deteriorate. To store meat without a refrigerator, wrap it in a towel moistened with water with the addition of a large amount of sodium chloride or rub it with salt or sugar.
If you fear that during heat treatment, the meat may dry out and burn, put a container of water in the oven. Do not pour the meat in the oven with cold water, it will become tough. Use hot water or broth.
What to cook beef meat
Roast in Russian
This roast is cooked very simply and quickly. It is suitable for a family dinner or holiday feast. For cooking roasts, it is recommended to have a set of clay pots.
In order to cook roast in Russian, you will need:
- 650 grams of beef
- 1500 grams of potatoes
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 onions
- 4 cups broth
- a glass of sour cream
- Bay leaf
- parsley and dill
- 100 grams of dry wine
Cut the potatoes into cubes and fry them in oil. Onions chop rings, and then fry in oil until the onions do not acquire a golden hue. Cut the beef into small pieces and lightly fry it in oil on both sides.
Take an earthen pot or saucepan and place the meat in a container. Then add potatoes, top with onions, sprinkle with salt, pepper, do not forget to add bay leaf and broth. Roast should be put in the oven for half an hour. When the roast remains stew 10 minutes, pour dry wine into it. Before serving, add sour cream to it and sprinkle with herbs.
What to cook pork meat
Pork with apples
If you are expecting guests, please them with an unusual combination of pork meat and apples. Guests for a long time will not forget about your culinary skills and ability to surprise.
In order to cook pork with apples, you will need:
- 1500 grams of pork
- 6 onions
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 8 apples
- 6 sprigs of thyme
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 125 ml cider
- ground black pepper
Before you start cooking, heat the oven to 180 degrees. Meat should be washed and dried. Make cuts in the shape of rhombuses on the skin of pork. Rub all sides of the pork with salt and pepper. Cut the onion into slices. In a frying pan with high walls, heat the vegetable oil, then fry the meat in it. Then add the onions and place in the oven for half an hour. Wash the apples, wait until they dry and cut into large slices. Wash the rosemary, dry it and add to the meat along with the apples. Then pour the meat with cider and leave in the oven for an hour and a half. If necessary, add water. When the meat is ready, it should be cut. Serve the pork to the table with apples, onions and sauce.
What to cook from chicken
If you are fed up with chicken, traditionally fried in a pan, and you want to feed your family or guests tasty, do not pass by our recipe.
Chicken stew with mushrooms
In order to cook chicken stew with mushrooms you will need:
- 600 grams of chicken meat
- 200 grams of champignons
- 200 grams of pasta
- 1 tablespoon butter
- sweet pepper pod
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Mushrooms should be peeled and cut into small slices. Then cut the pepper into strips. Chicken meat should be washed and dried, then cut into cubes. Onions and garlic are chopped. All vegetables fry in hot oil, adding salt and pepper. Then you should pour in a small amount of water or broth and simmer until ready. Cook the pasta, add the butter and mix. Pasta should be put on a dish, add chicken stew and greens on top.
What to cook from boiled meat
There are many dishes for which cooking boiled meat is the main component. It can be pancakes with meat, Russian salad or pasta in a naval manner. But if you prefer something more original, the recipe described below is for you.
Boiled meat stew
In order to cook stew of boiled meat, you will need:
- 400 grams of boiled meat
- 8 potatoes
- 2 apples
- 3 pickled cucumbers
- 1 carrot
- bunch of green onions
- dill and parsley
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Meat should be cut into small cubes. Potatoes need to be peeled and cut. Salted cucumbers and apples cut into slices. Onions and greens shred. Heat the vegetable oil in the pan and add flour to it, the flour should be heated to brown color. Then dilute with water and boil for 2 minutes. Ready broth is poured into a saucepan, adding to it meat, potatoes, apples and cucumbers. Broth should be half the height of the vegetables. When all boils, the fire should be reduced. Do not forget to stir the stew, otherwise it may burn. After 10 minutes add the green onions. All you need to mix and leave to stand for 15 minutes. Stew is ready!