Best meat protein scale?

Are some animal protein (flesh) better than others?
I was discussing with an Egyptian collegue has insisted that theres an animal protien ranking, with fish, chicken, beef towards the top and pork at the bottom.

Besides the obvious religious prohibitions, is there good evidence that pork is considered a poor quality protein
[*fat notwithstanding-lean pork; lean beef; lean chicken etc….]

ive never heard of lean pork. but yes lean meats usually are the best. (pork and beef don’t regularly exist as lean untill after processing – i think)
Lean meat is just the muscle. turkey chicken and fish are the top choices.

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Posted by mark - March 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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Chef Ron’s “Prime Rib & Rib Eye-Steaks.. a Beef Bonanza!”

NOTE: The vid quality is WAY below our usual standards-I apologize. Our $5000 Sony HD-cam set put a loaf on the linen (6 months old) so we will be “roughing” it for a month or so!
THAT BEING SAID… this one is BIG FUN as chef Ron and youngest son Michael brave sub-freezing temps and a huge slab of dead steer to bring you “Prime Rib & Rib Eye-Steaks a Beef Bonanza!”
The Executive Chef Catering presents: Chef Ron – la Alta Cucina! Season 2-a :
Chef Ron’s “Prime Rib & Rib Eye-Steaks.. A Beef Bonanza!”
Master Chef Italian Cucina Ron Johnson takes us on a video journey through “la Alta Cucina Italiana” passing along many recipes he learned (and some he helped create!) at la Scuola di Cucina Italiana” en Todi, Italia where he apprenticed for his Master Chef Certification in 1988.
“la Alta Cucina” explores the truest passion for food and cooking as only known and experienced by the Italian culture. Taking the time, no matter the cost, to hand select the finest, freshest ingredients anywhere and preparing each dish with knowledge, skill and devotion- serving each guest as the most important to ever enter your home… la Alta Cucina Italiana!

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Posted by mark - March 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

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Pork Tenderloin With Cranberry Sausage Stuffing

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Service Foods – Atlanta GA – All Natural Gourmet Organic Healthy Food

Service Foods provides families with all-natural, top quality food items – fully aged U.S.D.A. Top Choice grain-fed, grass-finished beef; Super Select Pork; Grade A Poultry; Sashimi Grade Seafood; Grade A all natural and organic fancy vegetables; as well as a full selection of gourmet prepared items.

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Posted by mark - March 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

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Perfect Easy Home BBQ’d Ribs

A simple way to create a restaurant quality pork rib experience in your own home, but to do it at less then half the price. A few minutes to start the oven braise, followed by a few more minutes of finishing the racks on the BBQ, and you can have lots of ribs that taste as good as any resturant,.

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Posted by mark - March 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

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Easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup Recipe

Looking for a delicious Prime Pairing to add to your meal? Here is an easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup recipe. Not only is it easy to make but it can be done in under thirty minutes. Not only can you pair it with something like our great Prime Rib Recipes or it also can be enjoyed alone. Make sure to check back for other great recipes to pair with your favorite quality meats.

 

Easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup Recipe

 

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Total Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes

Makes: 6 Servings

 

What You Will Need:

2- Twenty-eight oz undrained cans of no salt diced tomatoes
One chopped yellow onion
Two cloves of chopped garlic
One tsp of olive oil
Two cups of no salt vegetable broth
One cup of fat-free Greek Yogurt (plain)
One cup of grated reduced-fat cheddar
Half cup of fat-free half and half
Half cup of fresh chopped basil
Two tsp of oregano
One tsp of sugar
Salt and pepper

 

What To Do:

Take a large stock pot and heat the olive oil over a medium heat.
Toss in your chopped onion, and allow them to cook until  they are tender. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
Now add two cloves of chopped garlic, and cook for about 2 more minutes.
Next pour in two cans of tomatoes and two cups of vegetable stock. Stir in your half cup of basil, two tsp oregano, one tsp of sugar, and the salt and pepper to taste.
Put on the lid and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
Finally, stir in your Greek yogurt, half cup fat-free half and half, and the cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar until well mixed.
Use either a blender to puree your soup if you would rather a more smooth texture.
Garnish the soup with basil and cheddar cheese if desired. Can also be served with grilled cheese.

 

Nutrition (Serving Size: About 1 1/2 cups)

WW PP 4 • Calories 167 • Total Fat 5.9g • Saturated Fat 2.7g • Trans Fat 0.0g • Cholesterol 13mg • Sodium 455mg • Total Carbohydrates 17.5g • Dietary Fiber 3.8g • Sugars 11.0g • Protein 11.8g • Vitamin A 51% • Vitamin C 60% • Calcium 24% • Iron 7%

 

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Posted by Laura - March 12, 2017 at 11:39 am

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Veal Chops with Pears and Rosemary

Nikki the Foodie was cooking again over the weekend, and this time it’s Prime Bone In Veal Chops from Lobster Gram! See how easy it is to create Veal Chops with Pears and Rosemary in the comfort of your own home. With great gourmet food and recipes, it’s Lobster Gram and Nikki The Foodie.

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Posted by mark - March 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

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Understanding Meats: Why Red Meat is Red and Why White Meat is White

Animal muscle turns to meat after slaughtering. Meat is surrounded by a layer of connective tissues, consisting almost entirely protein collagen. Meat tissues are composed of three main factors, water, protein (connective tissue) and fat. Carbohydrate also appears in meat as it gives the browning effect of meat when cooked. Without this carbohydrate, the desirable flavor and appearance of browned meat would not be achieved.

Meat are mainly referred as red or dark and white meat. Red or dark meat is mainly made up of muscles with fibers that are called slow fibers. These muscles are used for extended periods of activity, such as standing or walking and need a consistent energy source. The protein myoglobin stores oxygen in muscle cells, which use oxygen to extract the energy needed for constant activity. Myoglobin is a richly pigmented protein. The more myoglobin there is in the cells, the redder or darker, the meat is. Red meat is red because the muscle fibers that make up the bulk of the meat contain a high content of myoglobin, which are colored red. Myoglobin, a protein similar to hemoglobin in red blood cells, acts as a store for oxygen within the muscle fibers.

White meat is made up of muscles with fibers that are called fast fibers. Fast fibers muscles are used for quick bursts of activity, such as fleeing from danger. These muscles get energy from glycogen, which is also stored in the muscles. White meat as in fish has a translucent “glassy” quality when it is raw. Animal such as calf and pigs are also categorized as white meat. Veal meat is white because it is slaughtered after the calf been milk fed, approximately up to one year old. Pigs are lazy animal; they are not as active as cows, so their body contains more fat than any other animal. White meat is white because there is less usage in the muscle. Myoglobin content is low in these muscles. This is why chicken breast, pork and veal are slightly pink or white, before or after cooked. Fish is white because it lives in water and does not need to support its own body weight. Basically, there are no myoglobins in these muscles.

The difference between meat and fish muscle tissue is that there is no tough connective tissue between the muscles and bones.

Cows and pigs are both sources of dark meat, though pig is often called “the other white meat.” Pigs muscles do contain myoglobin, but the concentration is not as heavy as it is in beef. Chickens have a mixture of both dark and white meat, and fish is mainly white meat. Chicken spend a lot of time walking around and standing. Their thigh and leg muscles are used constantly, so the meat from these parts is slightly darker than its breast. Since they rarely fly, and then only for very short distances, the meat that comes from the breast and wings is white. In contrast, wild birds such as ducks fly a lot; the meat from their breasts and wings is dark. Same goes with their legs, as they use them for swimming.

Cows spend a lot of time standing, walking and so their muscles are constantly being used. Therefore, beef has a fairly high concentration of myoglobin and is dark red. Pigs also can spend quite a bit of time standing and roaming around. The pink color of pork is due to myoglobin, but because the animals used for pork and veal are young and small, their muscles are less developed and do less work. Therefore, pigs and calf have a lower concentration of myoglobin in their muscles than cows. The only similarity between these four animals is that they are mammals on land. Fish float in water and do not need constant muscle energy to support their skeletons. Most fish meat is white, with some red meat around the fins and tail, which is used for swimming. The pink colored of some fish, such as wild salmon and trout, is due to astaxanthin, a naturally occurring pigment in the crustaceans they eat. Fish such as sharks and tuna has a dark or red flesh because it contains more myoglobin as they are fast swimmers and a

migratory fish.

Juiciness and tenderness are two very important factors when it comes to meat quality. Both factors are influenced by the cut of meat and how long the meat is cooked. The more a muscle is used, the stronger and therefore tougher, the cut of meat will be. In contrast, the longer meat is cooked, the more liquid it loses and the tougher it becomes. Factors that also influence tenderness and juiciness are: The animal’s age at slaughter, the amount of fat and collagen (connective tissue) contained in particular cuts and to a small degree, brining.

Collagen is a long, stiff protein that is the most prevalent protein in mammals. It’s made up of three separate molecules composed of amino acid chains, twisted around each other, something like the way fibers are twisted around each other to form a rope. This structure is what makes the collagen so strong; this strength is also what makes it more difficult to break down. The more collagen there is in a piece of meat, the tougher it is to cut and to chew. Skin is mostly collagen, as are the tendons that connect muscles to bones. For cuts that are high in collagen, cooking with methods that use slow, moist heat, such as stewing or braising, are the best. Collagen is soluble in water and when it is cooked slowly with moist heat, it becomes gelatin.

Collagen can be less tough by slicing up the meat into smaller pieces, which makes the fiber smaller and easier to break apart. Weight-bearing muscles and muscles that are constantly used contain higher amounts of collagen than muscles that aren’t used for support or aren’t used as frequently. Cows and pigs have higher amounts of collagen in the legs, chest, and rump. Pork is generally more tender than beef, because pigs are usually slaughtered at a younger age than cows and so their muscles are less developed and have less collagen than those of cows.

Fish muscles are quite different from those in mammals. Fish float in water and so don’t need muscle to support their weight. Their muscle fiber are very short called myotomes and are held together by connective tissue called myocammata, which is much more delicate than collagen and breaks down much more easily when cooked. The only muscles that most fish use extensively are around the tail and fins (areas that aren’t eaten as often by humans), which are used for constant cruising around in the water. Once caught, (dead) fish are stored in an ice room with standing temperature of 1-3°C.

Farouk Othman
http://www.articlesbase.com/home-improvement-articles/understanding-meats-why-red-meat-is-red-and-why-white-meat-is-white-63616.html

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Posted by mark - March 10, 2017 at 10:26 am

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Prime Cuts TV: How to Fabricate a Whole Filet Mignon

For today’s episode of Prime Cuts TV, Joe shows how to fabricate (cut-down) a whole Filet Mignon into individual servings. This is good for when having dinner guests or larger parties as a way to save money but serve high quality steaks.

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Posted by mark - March 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

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Grilling is Great for Parties

In today’s market you have many grill choices to choose from, some grills are sophisticated high tech, use charcoal or use natural gas grills and call these grills have the equivalent power of kitchen oven or stovetop. All grills come in many different sizes, metals and shapes and they have many different features these features depends on the manufacture. Of course the primary purpose of the gas grill is for outdoor cooking, which would normally be meat or poultry and some people cook vegetables. The dimensions and weight of the barbecue grill need to be taken into account because you need the ability to adjust the grill when needed, plus you should check to see what type of cooking features the grill has.

Natural gas grills are all the craze in outdoor cooking, and it isn’t surprising why. When looking for the best grill for yourself make sure you shop around and all the stores and online to find the best price and the best quality grill, there are many out there so do your research. If you like hamburgers, steaks or hotdogs on the grill then an outdoor grill is perfect item to purchase.

There are many debates about the which is better charcoal or grill, many like the taste of the charcoal grill because it gives the food a distinct taste while the gas grill is clean burning and does not add additional taste to the food. During the winter months all you can think about is cooking on the grill and eating a great big juicy steak and having fun with all your friends while everyone congregates around the barbeque grill. The gas grill is ideal for cooks with little or no experience with outdoor cooking.

A gas grill can be quite easy to maintain and the grill will make many occasions fun and festive. By cooking meats, fish and many other foods on the grill this leads many peoples spirits to be raised just because they are cooking on grill. Many times the entire party revolves around grill cooking, get a grill that is reliable and each time you use it you will not be sorry.

Many barbecue purists argue that charcoal gives the food a better taste than the gas grills. There have been many tests conducted during the life of the barbecue, which is better the charcoal

When choosing a grill the type of features and the styles are up to you style of taste, but when choosing the grill make sure it is the correct size and the right shape, because where you place the grill is very important because of the smoke that it lets off. When shopping for a grill you need to look at certain criteria like the right BTU and the correct size and style, you will need to make sure that the grill fits your needs, this can be challenging. There are many features that vary like the number of burners, the amount of space needed for cooking the size of the grill, the other thing to look for is the materials used to build the grill.

David Marc Fishman
http://www.articlesbase.com/home-and-family-articles/grilling-is-great-for-parties-93340.html

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Posted by mark - March 3, 2017 at 6:56 am

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Healthy ho fan beef noodles recipe (حلال)

Not only is this recipe great because it cuts down on the fat by griddling – not frying – the meat, you also get to regulate how you like your steak done by cooking it first. It’s really important to use a good-quality oyster sauce because this is the base flavour. Also, remember the secret to stir-frying is to have all your ingredients prepared before you start.

Serves 2
Ready in 20 minutes
Ingredients
The noodle dish

* 100g wide rice noodles
* 200g lean sirloin steak, trimmed of all fat
* Olive oil spray
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon olive oil
* 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
* 2cm knob of ginger, peeled and finely shredded
* 3 spring onions, cut in half widthways then lengthways through the middle
* 10 small shiitake mushrooms, 5 large ones cut in half
* 100g tenderstem broccoli, sliced lengthways through the middle
* 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
* 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
* 1 red chilli, sliced

The sauce

* 3 tablespoons premium oyster sauce
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Method: How to cook healthy ho fan beef noodles

1. Boil the kettle. Place the rice noodles in a large bowl, pour over the boiled water and cover with clingfilm. Leave for five minutes or until tender.

2. Drain and rinse under cold water to prevent them sticking together (they will heat up again when you add them to the stir-fry).

3. Heat a griddle pan until smoking. Spritz the steak with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

4. Place the steak onto the griddle pan and grill for one to two minutes on each side. This will give you a nice medium-rare steak.

5. If you like it more or less cooked, change the cooking time accordingly, but remember that when you add the steak to the stir-fry it will cook a little more.

6. Remove from heat and leave to rest for five minutes. Slice thinly widthways.

7. To make the sauce, mix the ingredients together with a splash of water.

8. Heat a wok. Add the olive oil and throw in the garlic, ginger, spring onion, shiitake mushrooms, broccoli and peppers and stir-fry for two minutes.

9. Pour over the sauce, and add the noodles and steak. Give it a big stir until combined and serve topped with the chilli.

Duration : 0:1:36

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Posted by mark - March 2, 2017 at 6:21 am

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