For most people, meat is just part of their diet. For many, life is simply unimaginable without a juicy roast, a steak or a schnitzel. Meat is very versatile when it comes to preparation and can always be enjoyed in different ways. Meat is particularly savory when it is cooked.
Whether roasted, cooked or grilled, meat is versatile in its preparation. (Photo by: © karepa / fotolia.com)
No other food has as many recipes as meat. Every country on earth has its own special meat dishes and its own special secrets when it comes to the tasty preparation of meat.
Info: Australians worldwide eat most meat with 121 kg per head. Austria is in third place with 106 kg per capita.
The most popular and well-known meat dishes are:
- pork roast
- and many more.
Info: Beef is particularly popular on the American continent, while in Europe pork is ahead.
Info: As with all other foods, with meat the dose makes the poison. Meat is certainly not unhealthy, but too much meat can cause health problems.
Meat contains many vitamins and proteins, which are important for building muscles. In addition, meat is a very good source of protein.
Most people roast their meat, but when you cook meat, not only do you retain many of the important nutrients, you also get a low-calorie meal that tastes great.
The most famous types of meat include:
- pork meat
- Sheep meat (this also includes lamb, mutton)
- Poultry meat
- Game meat
- exotic meat (e.g. reindeer meat, seal meat, camel meat, kangaroo meat, ostrich meat, etc.)
Info: Furthermore, a distinction is made between red (beef, pork, etc.) and white (poultry) meat.
How do you cook meat?
If you follow a few preparation tips, meat will be a real pleasure. (Photo by: © Jacek Chabraszewski / fotolia.com)
Cooking meat is an art in itself, because there are a few things you have to do to make it really good. There are some great dishes with cooked meat, such as the classic boiled beef or the Hungarian plate meat, but cooked meat should not be missing in the soup either.
- Beef is especially recommended for cooking . First you should wash the meat and pat it dry. In the meantime, boil water in a saucepan. When the boiling point is reached, the meat is added to the pot. The whole thing has to boil again briefly.
- Then remove the pan and meat from the stove and let cool until the water is only lukewarm. Only then is the meat brought to a boil again, and finally cooked on a low flame until cooked. With a piece of beef for a classic boiled beef, the cooking time would be about 2-3 hours.
A few recipes:
- Beef Wellington
- Roast pork with rind
- Grandma's boiled beef
- Beef soup
- Cooked shoulder fool
- Cooked beef
- and many more.
Why is meat cooked like this?
It sounds a bit cumbersome, but this method of cooking meat makes sense. If you put meat in the boiling water and then continue to cook for hours, the protein in the meat would clot, the juice would be completely enclosed and after cooking, every piece of meat would be as tough as a piece of leather and therefore inedible.
Only when it comes to meat for a strong meat soup does it go a little differently. Here the meat is cut into small pieces beforehand and then put on with cold water and slowly brought to a boil.
No matter how you want to prepare meat, it always stays healthy and above all delicious! If you would like to enjoy meat in its various forms, there are a few great recipes to cook for.