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Carne Picada: Equal Parts Versatility and Taste

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in food

I have become a big fan of using the carne picada sold in our local butcher shop for taco night. Marinated, thinly sliced beef, ready to cook that makes extraordinarily tasty tacos. Buying this product is convenient and gets a weeknight dinner on the table in a jiffy. However, I got to thinking. What exactly is this carne picada? Why can’t I make my own? And what other delicious dinners can I create using it? 

How to Roast a Turkey

Written by Sean Jewett on . Posted in the kitchen hand

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Here in the States we eat turkey on Thanksgiving, the third Thursday in November. Roast turkey has fond memories for many of us. A poorly roasted turkey has bad memories for many of us, too.

Dry, over cooked turkey can ruin a great family occasion. Our fear of under cooked poultry, combined with a lack of knowledge, has caused many turkey dinners to be dreadful. Roasting a turkey is actually very easy. It’s just a matter of some basic preparation. Bacon helps too.

How To Thicken Spaghetti Sauce: The Italian Secret To Getting Your Sauce Just Right

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

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American sauces are a nightmare to get right. With traditional French or Italian or even English cooking, it’s pretty easy to find a single, reliable source you can use for your recipe. This lets you quickly compare the dish you’ve made with an “ideal” version and make the appropriate changes. When you ask a friend for advice or look online, you can usually get a pretty definitive answer immediately. If you need to thicken a pasta sauce, there will be a note in the recipe that tells you exactly how to do that.

Tarpon Recipe: How To Prepare And Eat Tarpon

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in food

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You probably don’t want to eat tarpon. This advice is based on sheer practicality. Tarpon is smelly, has far too many bones to be practical, and doesn’t taste particularly better than any other fish. The best way to enjoy it is to poach the crap out of it and then make fish cakes with plenty of spices and aromatics so you don’t really taste the tarpon.

Double Bacon Mozzarella Stick Cheeseburger – How To Make A Monstrosity

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in food

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Cheeseburgers are anything but simple. You can vary the meat, the toppings, the buns, the cheese, and even the presentation. If I’m served a cheeseburger with a bag of chips and a crisp pickle slice, it’ll make a pretty different impression than if that same cheeseburger is handed to me with a mountain of fries and a selection of dipping sauces.

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