Forget marinading, seaoning, rubbing, brining. This is best way to prep meat

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  1. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    I first discovered this method as an excellent alternative to wet brining salmon prior to smoking -- quicker, easier, less messy, same/better result. I didn't think of using it for pork or beef, but after running across this article, I have two thick cut pork chops in the fridge. By tomorrow, they'll be dry on the outside with a nice pellicle and all of seasoning injected inside of the meat by osmosis. Physics rules.

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    http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2016/04/perfect-dry-brined-pork-chops-come-for.html
     
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    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    Wheres the instructions?
     
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    Oh God, not another Shed sex thread!!!

    Wait, what?

    :c
     
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    I use that technique frequently when smoking ribs.
    You just have to know what you're having 24 hours before dinner.......sometimes with quicker meals like pork chops we don't have that much lead time.
     
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    gjehigra Going postal. But soft.

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    No, the best way is serenading the meat. I've heard this on the Stern show, so it must be true.
     
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    The best way to prep a meal is to go out for dinner. :woot: fuck this prepping food for hours crap.
     
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    Dammit, quit reminding me of the good old days with KC and everyone else. Serenading..:snicker:
     
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    Clearly, you will not survive the apocalypse.
     
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    I made a spicy Korean marinade for some thick pork chops I cooked on my Foreman grill yesterday. So good @Engaged Chicken
     
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    In Jackie voice:
    "Hey, what do you get when you play tug-of-war with a pig?"
    "Pulled pork!"

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    Yum. :asian:
     
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    Best pork chops ever:

    Take a pork chop, a sprig of rosemary a sprig of thyme, a bay leaf, 2 tbsp butter, salt & pepper and garlic paste in a vacuum bag. Vacuum and seal. Repeat for all your chops.

    Take a small cooler (big enough to hold all the bags with room to spare) and fill it halfway with water from your tap. It should be as hot as your tap can get. Measure the temperature with a meat thermometer and adjust with boiling water/ cold tap water until you reach 140f.

    Add the bags, cover and let sit at least 45 minutes. You can let this sit all day. Check and adjust the temp every couple hrs, but keep the lid closed as much as possible.

    About 20 mins from mealtime, heat a cast iron pan to screaming... Remove the chop from the bag, add butter to the pan and sear quickly on both sides while basting. You can also add a sprig of thyme here. You're only trying to form a very thin crust... The meat is already cooked.

    This does not need to rest.

    Works with any meat.

    Fucking amazing
     
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    The last few years I have dry brined a turkey at Thanksgiving. So much better than all of those gallons of water sloshing around.
     
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    Holy shit, I'm so over the wet brining process for a giant turkey. Although it turns out excellent, it's a pain in the ass. Huge, sloshing, contaminated cooler...no thanks.

    One question: when you do poultry, does the rub penetrate the skin or do you have to get it under the skin. The principle of flavor exchange might not work if there's a skin barrier.
     
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    Developing the pellicle is #1 when doing cold smoked salmon. That looks very good.
     
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    And why wet brine a turkey anyway- they are nearly all injected with a 12-20% sugar/sodium solution.
     
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    I hope not
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    That's one alternative.

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