Everyone’s experienced it … a piece of steak so tough it’d knock your Great Uncle Merv’s dentures out; barbecued chicken that has you weeping into – and hugging – the porcelain bus for hours after.  You’ve invested in good meat – now it’s time to learn how to cook it properly.

1.  Always slice across the grain

This applies to steak, corned beef, roast beef, anything with a grain.  The alternative will leave your meat tough and chewy.

2.  Choose the right meat for your cooking method

Got a particular recipe in mind?  Talk to your butcher to get a meat match. 

3.  Let it rest

While your meat is resting, it becomes more tender.  If you’re worried about it getting cold, put tinfoil over the top.

4.  Tailor the temperature to the type of meat

Cooking a casserole?  Go low and slow.  Throwing on a steak?  Using a high heat will enhance the flavour and stop it turning into a stew-like mess.

5.  Remember, meat keeps cooking when you take it off the heat

Allow for this.  You won’t regret it.


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