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Meat Essentials
Beef
Pork
Lamb and Veal
Poultry

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Meat Essentials

Shopping
Meat Labels Decoded
Storage
Food Safety
Keeping a Clean Kitchen
Tips for Avoiding Cross-Contamination
Seasoning Meat
Salting
Brining
Dry Aging
Marinating
Principles of Meat Cookery (view online)
How to Cook Meat—Cut by Cut
Sautéing
Pan Searing
Reverse Pan Searing
Pan Roasting
Stir-Frying
Roasting Meat
Roasting Poultry
Stewing or Braising
Grilling
Grill Roasting
Barbecuing
A Meat Cookery Manifesto—Our Checklist
Meat Myths Debunked
Recommended Tools of the Trade

Beef

INTRODUCTION
Beef Basics
Grading
Labeling
Primal Cuts of Beef
Shopping for Beef—Cut by Cut
Ground Beef
Common (and Key) Prep Tips for Beef

PREMIUM STEAKS
Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Strip Steaks
Blender Béarnaise Sauce
Red Wine–Mushroom Pan Sauce
Sun-Dried Tomato Relish
Tequila-Poblano Pan Sauce
Steak Frites
Herb Butter
Pepper-Crusted Filets Mignons
Blue Cheese–Chive Butter
Port-Cherry Reduction
Grilled Strip or Rib-Eye Steaks
Grilled Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks
Chive Butter
Grilled Tuscan Steak with Olive Oil and Lemon with Garlic Essence
Grilled Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

INEXPENSIVE STEAKS
Pan-Seared Inexpensive Steaks
Classic Red Wine Pan Sauce
Mustard-Cream Pan Sauce
Tomato-Caper Pan Sauce
Chicken-Fried Steak
Cream Gravy
Steak Tips with Mushroom-Onion Gravy
Beef Stroganoff
Philly Cheesesteaks
Steak Tacos
Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions
Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans and Shiitakes
Stir-Fried Beef with Sugar Snap Peas and Red Peppers
Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef with Onions and Snow Peas
Korean Stir-Fried Beef with Kimchi
Stir-Fried Red Curry Beef with Eggplant
Stir-Fried Thai-Style Beef with Chiles and Shallots
Crispy Orange Beef
Inexpensive Grilled Steaks with New Mexican Chile Rub
Inexpensive Grilled Steaks with Spicy Chipotle Chile Rub
Inexpensive Grilled Steaks with Ancho Chile-Coffee Rub
Grilled London Broil
Sweet and Smoky Grilled Tomato Salsa
Grilled Chuck Steaks
Grilled Marinated Flank Steak
Garlic-Shallot-Rosemary Wet Paste Marinade
Garlic-Chile Wet Paste Marinade
Garlic-Ginger-Sesame Wet Paste Marinade
California Barbecued Tri-Tip
Santa Maria Salsa
Grilled Steak Tips
Southwestern Marinade
Garlic, Ginger, and Soy Marinade
Classic Grilled Beef Fajitas
Grilled Beef Satay
Peanut Sauce
Grilled Beef Kebabs with Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
Grilled Beef Kebabs with North African Marinade
Grilled Beef Kebabs with Red Curry Marinade
Thai Grilled Beef Salad

PREMIUM ROASTS
Best Prime Rib
Mustard Cream Sauce
Grill-Roasted Prime Rib with Garlic-Rosemary Crust
Roast Beef Tenderloin
Shallot and Parsley Butter
Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast (view recipe)
Red Wine-Orange Sauce
Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Cilantro-Parsley Sauce with Pickled Jalapeños
Romesco Sauce
Salsa Verde
Lemon-Basil Salsa Verde
Salsa Verde with Arugula

INEXPENSIVE ROASTS AND RIBS
Slow-Roasted Beef
Horseradish Cream Sauce
Inexpensive Grill-Roasted Beef with Garlic and Rosemary
Inexpensive Grill-Roasted Beef with Shallot and Tarragon
Baltimore Pit Beef
Texas-Style Barbecued Beef Ribs
Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs
Mustard Glaze
Blackberry Glaze
Hoisin-Tamarind Glaze
Korean Grilled Short Ribs (Kalbi)
Barbecued Beef Brisket
Classic Pot Roast with Root Vegetables
Classic Pot Roast with Mushroom and Prune Gravy
French-Style Pot Roast
Beef Braised in Barolo
Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Guinness and Prunes
Onion-Braised Beef Brisket
Same-Day Onion Braised Beef Brisket
Chuck Roast in Foil
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Pot-au-Feu
Modern Beef Stew
Modern Beef Burgundy
Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms
Hungarian Beef Stew
Carbonnade à la Flamande (Belgian Beef, Beer,
and Onion Stew)

GROUND BEEF
Simple Beef Chili with Kidney Beans
Simple Beef Chili with Bacon and Black Beans
Ultimate Beef Chili
Cuban-Style Shredded Beef with Lime and Garlic
Ground Beef Tacos
Home-Fried Taco Shells
Cuban-Style Picadillo with Fried Potatoes
Best Old-Fashioned Burgers
Classic Burger Sauce
Juicy Pub-Style Burgers with Crispy Shallots and Blue Cheese
Juicy Pub-Style Burgers with Sautéed Onions and Smoked Cheddar
Pub-Style Burger Sauce
Grilled Well-Done Hamburgers
Well-Done Bacon-Cheeseburgers
Stovetop Well-Done Hamburgers
Pasta with Simple Italian-Style Meat Sauce
Pasta with Ragu alla Bolognese
Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs for a Crowd
Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf with Brown Sugar–Ketchup Glaze
Loaf-Pan Meatloaf
Glazed All-Beef Meatloaf
Shepherd’s Pie
Beef Empanadas
Swedish Meatballs
Swedish Pickled Cucumbers

Pork

INTRODUCTION
Pork Basics
Labeling
Primal Cuts of Pork
Shopping for Pork—Cut by Cut (view online)
Sausages
Common (and Key) Prep Tips for Pork

PORK CHOPS
Easy Pork Chops with Mustard-Sage Sauce
Easy Pork Chops with Brandy and Prunes
Simple Applesauce
Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Latin Spice Rub
Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Three-Pepper Rub
Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Pork Chops
Cilantro and Coconut Pan Sauce
Garlic and Thyme Pan Sauce
Glazed Pork Chops with German Flavors
Stuffed Thick-Cut Pork Chops
Red Onion Jam Stuffing with Port, Pecans, and
Dried Fruit
Spinach and Fontina Stuffing with Pine Nuts
Crunchy Baked Pork Chops (view recipe)
Crunchy Baked Pork Chops with Prosciutto and Asiago Cheese
Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers
Pork Chops with Balsamic Vinegar and Sweet Peppers
Red Wine–Braised Pork Chops
Smothered Pork Chops
Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops
Onion, Olive, and Caper Relish
Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops
Basic Spice Rub for Pork Chops
Grill-Smoked Pork Chops

PORK TENDERLOIN
Pork Schnitzel
Buttered Spaetzle
Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloins with Smoked Paprika and Ginger
Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloins with Orange and Chipotle
Thick-Cut Pork ­Tenderloin Medallions
Bacon-Wrapped Thick-Cut Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Apple Cider Sauce
Maple-Mustard Sauce
Hoisin-Sesame Sauce
Pan-Seared Oven-Roasted Pork Tenderloins
Dried Cherry–Port Sauce with Onion and Marmalade
Garlicky Lime Sauce with Cilantro
Shallot-Balsamic Sauce with Rosemary and Mustard
Grilled Pork Tenderloins
Fragrant Dry Spice Rub
Orange-Garlic Wet Rub
Asian Barbecue Wet Rub
Grilled Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast
Miso Glaze
Satay Glaze
Sweet and Spicy Hoisin Glaze
Spicy Stir-Fried Pork, Asparagus, and Onions with Lemon Grass
Stir-Fried Pork, Green Beans, and Red Bell Pepper with Gingery Oyster Sauce
Stir-Fried Pork, Eggplant, and Onion with Garlic and Black Pepper
Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps
Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce
Pork Stir-Fry with Noodles (Lo Mein)

PORK LOIN AND OTHER LARGE ROASTS
Tuscan-Style Garlic-Rosemary Roast Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes
Tuscan-Style Garlic-Rosemary Roast Pork Loin with Fennel
Herb-Crusted Pork Roast with Mustard and Caraway
Grill-Roasted Pork Loin
Sweet and Savory Spice Rub
Chili-Mustard Spice Rub
Grilled Pork Loin with Apple-Cranberry Filling
Grilled Pork Loin with Apple-Cherry Filling with Caraway
Grill-Roasted Bone-In Pork Rib Roast
Orange Salsa with Cuban Flavors
Slow-Roasted Bone-In Pork Rib Roast
Cider–Golden Raisin Sauce
Orange-Cranberry Sauce
Port Wine–Cherry Sauce
Chinese Barbecued Pork
Indoor Pulled Pork with Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce
Lexington Vinegar Barbecue Sauce
South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce
Barbecued Pulled Pork
Dry Rub for Barbecue
Eastern North Carolina Barbecue Sauce
Western South Carolina Barbecue Sauce
Mid–South Carolina Mustard Sauce
Lexington-Style Pulled Pork
Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas)
Spicy Mexican Shredded Pork (Tinga) Tostadas with Homemade Chorizo
French-Style Pork Stew
French Pork and White Bean Casserole (Cassoulet)
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce with Cherry Sauce
Fennel-Apple Chutney
Red Bell Pepper Chutney
Green Tomato Chutney
Cuban-Style Grill-Roasted Pork
Cuban-Style Oven-Roasted Pork
Mojo Sauce
Crown Roast of Pork

RIBS
Oven-Barbecued Spareribs
Barbecued Pork Spareribs
Dry Rub
Barbecue Sauce
Kentucky Smoked Barbecue Sauce
Louisiana Sweet Barbecue Sauce
Spicy Rio Grande Barbecue Sauce
Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs
Chinese-Style Barbecued Spareribs
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Spicy Marmalade Glaze
Hoisin-Coconut Glaze
Lime Glaze

HAM
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Cherry-Port Glaze
Maple-Orange Glaze
Apple-Ginger Glaze
Slow-Roasted Fresh Ham
Glazed Picnic Ham (Smoked Shoulder)
Roast Country Ham
Jezebel Sauce
Grill-Roasted Ham

SAUSAGE AND BACON
Bacon
Oven-Fried Bacon
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
Grilled Sausages with Onions with Peppers and Onions

Lamb and Veal

INTRODUCTION
Lamb Basics
Primal Cuts of Lamb
Shopping for Lamb­—Cut by Cut­
Veal Basics
Primal Cuts of Veal
Shopping for Veal—Cut by Cut

LEG OF LAMB
Garlic-Roasted Leg of Lamb
Roasted Garlic Jus
Roast Boneless Crusted Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Herb, and Bread-Crumb Crust
Indian-Spiced Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb with Herbed Almond-Raisin Crust
Moroccan-Spiced Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb
Roast Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Coriander, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds
Roast Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Coriander, Rosemary, and Red Pepper Flakes
Grilled Lamb Kebabs
Warm Spiced Parsley Marinade with Ginger
Sweet Curry Marinade with Yogurt
Garlic and Cilantro Marinade with Garam Masala
Rosemary-Mint Marinade with Garlic and Lemon
Indian Lamb Curry with Whole Spices
Basmati Rice Pilaf
Lamb Curry with Figs and Fenugreek

RACK OF LAMB
Simple Roasted Rack of Lamb
Red Wine Pan Sauce with Rosemary
Orange Pan Sauce with Middle Eastern Spices
Grilled Rack of Lamb with Sweet Mustard Glaze

LAMB CHOPS AND SHANKS
Parmesan Breaded Lamb Chops
Tandoori Lamb Chops
Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Near East Red Pepper Paste
Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Garlic-Rosemary Marinade
Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Soy-Shallot Marinade
Charcoal-Grilled Rib or Loin Lamb Chops with Mediterranean Herb and Garlic Paste
Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops with Tomatoes and Red Wine
Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops with Capers, Balsamic Vinegar, and Red Pepper
Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops with Figs and North African Spices
Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine with Herbes de Provence (view recipe)
Braised Lamb Shanks with Lemon and Mint
Braised Lamb Shanks with North African Spices
Ras el Hanout
Irish Stew

GROUND LAMB
Moussaka
Pastitsio (Pasta and Ground Lamb Casserole)
Greek-Style Lamb Pita Sandwiches
Greek-Style Beef Pita Sandwiches
Grilled Greek-Style Lamb Pita Sandwiches
Tzatziki Sauce
Grilled Lamb Kofte

VEAL CUTLETS, CHOPS, AND SHANKS
Breaded Veal Cutlets
Veal Milanese
Veal Scaloppini
Lemon-Parsley Sauce
Porcini-Marsala Pan Sauce
Tarragon-Sherry Cream Sauce
Sautéed Veal Cutlets with Prosciutto and Sage (Saltimbocca alla Romana)
Pan-Seared Veal Chops with Wilted Spinach and Gremolata
Breaded Veal Chops
Grilled Rib Veal Chops with Mediterranean Herb Paste
Porcini-Rubbed Grilled Veal Chops
Grilled Veal Chops on a Bed of Arugula
Italian Veal Stew
Creamy Parmesan Polenta
Osso Buco
Saffron Risotto

Poultry

INTRODUCTION
Poultry Basics
Labeling (view online)
Shopping for Chicken (view online)
Shopping for Turkey
Principles of Poultry Cookery
Salting Poultry
Brining Poultry
How Much Sodium Is in Brined Food?
Common (and Key) Prep Tips for Poultry

CHICKEN CUTLETS AND BREASTS
Perfect Poached Chicken Breasts
Cumin-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
Warm Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette
Sautéed Chicken Cutlets with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce
Sautéed Chicken Cutlets Vermouth, Leek, and Tarragon Pan Sauce
Sautéed Chicken Cutlets Sherry, Red Pepper, and Toasted Garlic Pan Sauce
Sautéed Chicken Cutlets Brandy, Cream, and Chive Pan Sauce
Chicken Saltimbocca
Crispy-Skinned Chicken Breasts with Vinegar-Pepper Pan Sauce
Crispy-Skinned Chicken Breasts with Lemon-Rosemary Pan Sauce
Crispy-Skinned Chicken Breasts with Maple-Sherry Vinegar Pan Sauce
Crisp Breaded Chicken Cutlets
Deviled Crisp Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Garlic and Oregano
Best Chicken Parmesan
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Spicy Pickled Radishes
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Sage-Vermouth Sauce
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Garlic-Sherry Sauce
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Onion and Ale Sauce
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Sweet-Tart Red Wine Sauce
Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chili Sauce
Enchiladas Verdes
Chicken Tikka Masala
Sweet, Sour, and Spicy Orange Chicken and Broccoli with Cashews
Gingery Stir-Fried Chicken and Bok Choy
Thai-Style Stir Fried Noodles with Chicken
Thai-Style Chicken with Basil
Grilled Lemon-Parsley Chicken Breasts
Grilled Chipotle-Lime Chicken Breasts
Grilled Orange-Tarragon Chicken Breasts
Grilled Glazed Bone-In Chicken Breasts
Orange-Chipotle Glaze
Soy-Ginger Glaze
Curry-Yogurt Glaze
Grilled Glazed Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Coconut Curry Glaze
Honey Mustard Glaze
Spicy Hoisin Glaze
Miso Sesame Glaze
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

BONE-IN CHICKEN PARTS
Filipino Chicken Adobo
Homemade Coconut Milk
Moroccan Chicken with Olives and Lemon with Chickpeas and Apricots
Simple Couscous
Tandoori Chicken
Raita
Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Chicken Paprikash
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallot-Vermouth Sauce
Pan-Roasted Chicken with with Sherry-Rosemary Sauce
Pan-Roasted Chicken with with Cognac-Mustard Sauce
Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs
Roasted Garlic Salsa Verde
Roasted Shallot and Mint Chutney
Roasted Poblano-Cilantro Salsa
Oven-Fried Chicken Wings
Buffalo Wing Sauce
Smoky Barbecue Wing Sauce
Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken
Honey Fried Chicken
Sweet and Tangy Barbecued Chicken
Smoked Chicken
Jerk Chicken

BONELESS CHICKEN PARTS
Chicken Stew
Quick Chicken Fricassee
Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie with Savory Crumble Topping
Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Peanuts
Barbecued Chicken Kebabs

WHOLE ROAST CHICKEN
Whole Roast Chicken
Classic Roast Chicken
Weeknight Roast Chicken
Tarragon-Lemon Pan Sauce
Crisp Roast Chicken
Herbed Roast Chicken
Peruvian Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lime (view recipe)
Spicy Mayonnaise
French Chicken in a Pot
Grill-Roasted Beer Can Chicken
Spice Rub
Grilled Wine-and-Herb Marinated Chicken
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Rosemary

TURKEY AND CORNISH GAME HEN
Turkey and Cornish Game Hen
Roast Brined Turkey
Giblet Pan Gravy
Old-Fashioned Stuffed Turkey
Dried Fruit and Nut Stuffing
Sausage and Fennel Stuffing
Turkey for a Crowd
Giblet Pan Gravy for a Crowd
Butterflied Turkey with Cranberry-Molasses Glaze
Butterflied Turkey with Apple-Maple Glaze
Roast Salted Turkey
Herbed Roast Turkey
All-Purpose Gravy
Braised Turkey with Gravy
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Lemon and Thyme
Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Orange and Rosemary
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast with Herb Butter
Grill-Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Grill-Roasted Turkey
Gravy for Simple Grill-Roasted Turkey
Juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers
Malt Vinegar–Molasses Burger Sauce
Oven-Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Herb-Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Oregano-Anise Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Grill-Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Barbecue Glaze
Asian Barbecue Glaze