We hear it everyday from our Personal Trainers or workout buddies... "eat more protein!" But it's not always that easy to come up with original high protein recipes. If you're a cardio fanatic focused on weight loss and losing some belly fat, or a serious gym rat looking to pack on slabs of muscle this is sound advice! Meal bar replacements and protein shakes are great quick fixes but they don't take the place of a hardly, nutritional meal... enter your crockpot!
The secret to a good cooking brisket in a slow cooker is to cook it nice and slow at around 225 degrees for several hours. So if you are looking for a quick and easy meal tonight, cooking brisket in the oven is not the way to go.
The second meal centered around slow-cooked beef ribs with potatoes accompanied by a lime and garlic tomato salsa. The wine was powerful, mouth filling, and long. I got tobacco and dark fruit. This Cab was chewy. With the somewhat spicy salsa the wine became peppery and didn't lose its force.
Uncover the pot, you lose enough heat to slow the cooking process thirty minutes or more. Because the slow cooking brisket doesn't allow steam to escape, the food inside retains all the moisture originally there. Ingredients should not dry out or burn, so there is no need to peek or stir your recipe .
This is an excellent cooking method for tenderizing tough cuts of meat, so you can use it to cook those cuts (such as shoulder [chuck]) that are tough but very flavoursome.
Let's start by quoting the marketing materials. Tasting Note: A blend of the local Tannat beef brisket breakfast the worldly Cabernet Franc grapes, Chateau Peyros's Madiran is remarkably soft and round, considering Tannat's robust nature. Filled with sweet cherry, raspberry and plum, this dry, fruity, balanced wine is showing nicely right now. An elegant wine that deserves an elegant cut of grilled-rare beef or lamb. (VINTAGES panel, July 2009). And now for my review.
At the first sips the wine presented bright acidity. It was sour but not unpleasantly so. The initial meal was a slow cooking beef stew with chick peas and potatoes. With the beef Zinfandel tasted of jam. There was tobacco in the background; this wine was definitely mouth filling. When accompanying the chick peas the wine was round and long; with the potatoes it was rich.
But believe it or not, one of the best wine varietals to pair with roast beef is merlot. Sure, many merlots lack the character and body to go well with beef, but there are some that are big enough for the task. What is the flavor to look for? Pick one with a big ripe berry and plum bouquet, good follow through on the palate plus a little tartness with a tannic finish, and you've got it. Easier said than done!
As far as desert goes, if you possibly have room after such a stuff-fest, think pie a la mode, preferably apple with vanilla ice cream. But sweet potato or pecan pies are delicious, as is a good old peach cobbler. When you work with the restaurant to eat their best items, you will be most satisfied. This article should have helped, and if you have any more questions, draw on the waiter for some Southern Hospitality and advice on what to order.