How to prevent cross-contamination
Before handling any raw meat, thoroughly wash your hands in hot, soapy water to prevent cross contamination and food borne illnesses. Additionally, you ought to keep other foods away from raw meat and juices. Another suggestion is to keep serving platters and other food preparation areas separate from cutting boards.
How to store meat
After purchasing, meat should always be kept chilled and put straight in the refrigerator. If you intend to freeze your meat, be sure to label it beforehand and wrap any non-vacuum sealed packages in heavy duty aluminum foil. Packages from ALDI that are vacuum-sealed can go straight into the freezer.
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How to Buy the Right Cut of Beef Brisket (Hint: There’s Two Types!)
Can you buy corned beef brisket year round?
Although they are undoubtedly available in large quantities around St. Patrick’s Day, you can purchase a prepackaged, uncooked corned beef brisket at the grocery store year-round. Patrick’s Day.
What is corned beef called at grocery store?
No, corned beef isn’t a prime cut of beef you’ve been ignoring at the grocery store; rather, it’s the meat that results from a lengthy curing process, usually brisket. A brine and large grains of rock salt, or “corns,” are used to cure the meat.
What corned beef brisket is best?
For corned beef, the flat cut is preferred, but whole brisket is also frequently used. Make sure you choose the flat corned beef if you want to prepare the dish that looks the best. You can use either hash or corned beef to make reuben sandwiches and get excellent results.
Is there a difference between beef brisket and corned beef brisket?
Fresh beef brisket is like a big roast. Beef brisket is the original source of corned beef, which is then brine-cured. It is the brine-cure that gives corned beef its distinctive flavor, and it also gives it its distinctive color. Stores will sell beef brisket that is labeled as such and has a lot of fat on it.