Pasturage In the Kitchen
Pasture Raised Beef Require Different Cooking Methods?
Purefect Beef does not generally require you to change your cooking
methods if you pay attention to the preparation methods suggested
for a particular cut in any good cookbook.
- In grilling
any good quality meat, a too high temperature can result in a tough
steak if overcooked. If you like your steaks medium to well done,
lower the temperature of the fire so that it takes 7-8 minutes per
side to cook the meat all the way through.
follow safe handling instructions when preparing any uncooked meats
and monitor the internal temperature of the meat with a good thermometer
to assure the doneness you require.
Cost of Storing Frozen Meats
- The cost
of storing frozen meats can vary depending on your freezer use,
the style, and the location of the freezer. A chest type freezer
is less costly to operate than an upright freezer. Electricity costs
vary throughout the country, but as a rule of thumb it requires
2.4 kilowatt hour (kWh) to maintain frozen meat at 0 degrees F for
one year. At 7 cents per kWh it would cost about 17 cents to store
one pound of frozen meat for one year.
- Beef and
lamb require approximately one cubic foot of freezer space for 30
pounds of frozen meat.
- A full
freezer is more efficient at maintaining the cold than a part full
freezer. The location and frequency of use will also affect the
efficiency and the annual costs. Locate your freezer in a room where
the temperature ranges from 50 to 70 degrees F and minimize the
time the door is open to save on operating costs.
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