The one thing you should do before cooking meat
While I am head over heels about seasonal vegetables and their multitude of colors, flavors, and textures, my body requires a well-balanced diet that includes protein in order to keep chugging along. As such, I've made it a priority in my adult years to learn how to cook meat properly. If you also want to incorporate various types of protein into your cooking routine but feel intimidated by the prep, I urge you to set aside your fears.
Few meals induce more personal pride and general satisfaction than the ones headlined by beautiful glazed pork chops, enviably juicy steaks, or artfully scored duck breasts. While it might be much easier to get your meaty fix by eating out, you'll do your bank account a big favor by making these tasty and nourishing dishes at home. Don't fret if you're a novice at handling meat and poultry!
Before you get started, the one thing you really should do is study up on the type and cut of meat you're using. Not all cuts are created equal, and the best cooking methods can vary greatly, depending on what you're working with. I've narrowed down some important meat cooking tips that have helped me feel more confident in the kitchen over the years. With a bit of know-how and desire to experiment, you'll be on your way to delicious restaurant-caliber meals in no time.