Meat, poultry and eggs are cornerstones of nearly all food business offerings, yet each of these foods holds the possibility of not only being badly cooked, but of being potentially harmful to your customers. Therefore, it's wise to take some time to study the best ways of working with meat, poultry and eggs.
Taste is certainly an important consideration when preparing any food for your customers, and this is greatly affected by the sort of food product you choose and how you cook it. In addition, food safety should be paramount in your commercial kitchen, especially when preparing meat, poultry and eggs. Before serving another dish to your customers, consider:
1. How to choose the best cuts from a meat company, then serve it tastefully and safely;
2. How to pick the best in the poultry business, and prepare it healthfully;
3. And how to choose and safely cook eggs from the poultry business.
Select and prepare the best in the meat industryThere are three main goals you have when cooking meat: making it tasteful, cooking it thoroughly (so that all bacteria that might be picked up during meat processing is killed) and making the meat tender. The first is accomplished by choosing the right piece of meat. The second is achieved by cooking all meat to correct doneness. And the third is accomplished by cooking the meat at the proper temperature.
Choose and cook the best poultry from meat and poultry distributorsTo create the perfect poultry dish, first begin with fresh, healthy food from meat and poultry companies; many people prefer the taste of free range poultry. Like meat, poultry must also be carefully cooked to kill all bacteria. Using a meat thermometer makes this easier and more accurate. Finally, choose a cooking method and follow it carefully.
Clemson Extension. "How to Cook Poultry" at Hubpages is a great guide to various cooking methods, including braising, roasting and pan frying.
Learn that when working with meat, poultry and eggs, preparation is keyLike meat and poultry, eggs can contain harmful bacteria, so it's important to cook them thoroughly until they are no longer runny. If you are cooking a dish with uncooked or partially cooked eggs (like traditional Cesar salad dressing) use only pasteurized eggs.
- When purchasing food from the meat and poultry industry, pay careful attention to "sell by" dates. Always cook or freeze meat or poultry within two days of this date.