Learn everything about seafoodWritten by Hans Dekker
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Enjoying edible fish during any season will have your taste buds excited and wanting to try new and exciting recipes for seafood cooking. Seafood meals will become so easy that you will enjoy creating many seafood cooking delicacies that you never even tried before.
Not only will you enjoy preparing these wonderful seafood meals but your dinner guests will be asking for your secrets for seafood cooking. Edible fish, shrimp or any seafood cooking is not as hard as you think. You just have to learn secrets on preparing seafood meals. Many of these recipes are quick and easy and you will be enjoying your seafood meals in no time.
Hans is owner and one of the authors of the: Steaks Guide
Holiday Ham: Tips for ChoosingWritten by Linda Schnable
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The method of smoking ham will be yet another factor that creates differences from one brand of ham to another. The traditional method of smoking ham was to use specially selected logs of hard woods that would enhance sweeteners and spices that ham maker chose. Soon, processors found that their ham tasted better with hickory wood, applewood, or even dried corn cobs. One of newest technologies is a processed natural smoke that is converted to a liquid form and is applied to hams during cooking process. This process has helped to shorten processing cycle of ham. Many specialty processors still choose to stay with natural wood of their choice to enhance special blend of spices that gives their ham its unique flavor properties. Much like lengthened curing process of ham, many ham processors feel that slow cooking ham at a lower temperature maintains natural meat texture and cooks spice flavors into ham. Again, technology has been introduced to shorten cooking cycles and reach safe internal temperatures quicker. Some argue that quick process changes ham texture too much, and doe not allow flavors of ham and ingredients to blend during cooking process. Probably one area that each ham maker will argue that his is best is in ingredients he chooses for cure or marinade of ham. Each cure has one or two prominent ingredients that help to give unique taste and aroma properties to a ham. Maple syrup, honey, and brown sugar are three primary ingredients that specialty ham processors may choose to build their cure recipe. In addition to base ingredient, many other spices may be added to further enhance a unique recipe preference to cure a ham. As you can see, a good centerpiece holiday ham for your Easter, Christmas, or special celebration meal goes well beyond price per pound or an attractive package. There are many ways to make a ham less expensive, but like any good recipe, if you short cut cycle and ingredients it may not taste as good and bring pleasure to you and your guests that you may expect. Choose your ham wisely, and enjoy one of best tasting meal traditions. You must insist on quality and distinctive, elusive, one-of-a-kind flavor in your ham that can never be mass-produced by machinery or rushed through curing and smoking process. Whether you need a holiday ham, or are buying a ham just because you love flavor, a ham from http://www.meatgourmet.com can not be matched. All hams from http://www.meatgourmet.com come from one of only a few family run smoke houses in U.S. today. To obtain very best maple syrup brine cured, cob and applewood smoked hams, made in New England tradition in one of few smokehouses left that controls quality from beginning to end, visit http://www.meatgourmet.com today.
Linda Schnable and her family have been in the meat processing and selling business for many years. http://www.meatgourmet.com