Category Archives for "Meat Temperature Advice"

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Pan-fried Tilapia fillet in a corn tortilla with mango salsa

Tilapia fish tacos can be extremely fast to prepare, but there are a few steps you can take that will make cooking them even easier. You’ll notice that a tilapia fish fillet has a thicker part and a skinnier part. This can lead to uneven cooking. The simple solution is to separate the thicker belly […]

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Two pieces of grilled pork tenderloin sliced thin on a corn tortilla topped with mango salsa

There are many grilled pork tenderloin recipes that advise you to cook the tenderloin over direct heat the whole time. You will find that more often than not your pork tenderloin will turn out dry and overcooked using this cooking approach. The best way to cook pork tenderloin is to sear it over direct heat […]

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Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin with Hoisin glaze

The greatest advantage to sous vide pork tenderloin is its versatility and the amount of control it gives you in terms of time and temperature. With the help of a sous vide cooker, a meat thermometer, and the miracles of pasteurization, you can serve juicy pork tenderloin at an internal temperature well below 145°F. You […]

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Crunchy Cast Iron Chicken Thighs Recipe

Chicken thigh with golden brown crunchy skin cooked in a cast iron skillet

The key to cooking cast iron chicken thighs with crunchy skin is to start them skin side down in a cold cast iron skillet to start, then placed over a burner set to moderate heat. You also need to give the chicken thighs some space to render their fat and moisture properly. Did I mention […]

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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Baked Chicken Thighs on a wire rack on a cooking sheet revealing ultra-crispy skin

Is it even possible for a baked chicken thigh to turn out crispy? I’ve seen a lot of recipes for crispy baked chicken thighs claiming crispy skin but then their photos reveal otherwise. I want fried chicken-like crispness. I’m talking pork rind crispness. A chicken thigh, unlike a chicken breast, is incredibly resilient and has […]

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The Temperature of Breakfast Sausage When Done

A pork breakfast sausage link measuring 160 degrees Fahrenheit on an instant-read meat thermometer

The internal temperature of breakfast sausage when done is 160 degrees Fahrenheit/71 degrees Celsius. This is the minimum safe temperature guidance for breakfast sausage made from ground pork according to the USDA. However, most of the advice you’ll find online recommends cooking times that will have you massively overcooking your breakfast sausage. You will see […]

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The Temperature of Turkey Sausage When Done

Closeup image of turkey sausage that was cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit

The internal temperature of turkey sausage when it’s done is 165 degrees Fahrenheit/ 74 degrees Celsius. All raw ground poultry products such as turkey and chicken sausage should be cooked to a minimum safe serving temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit/ 74 degrees Celsius, according to the USDA. In contrast, the minimum safe temperature for sausages […]

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The Internal Temperature of Chorizo When Done

A chorizo sausage link on a plate with a thermometer probe inserted in one end measuring 160 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the internal temperature of chorizo when done? Fresh chorizo sausage is safe to eat above a minimum safe temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit or 71 degrees Celsius. Chorizo is made from ground pork and the minimum safe temperature for ground pork sausage is 160 degrees Fahrenheit. There are also variations of chorizo made […]

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The Internal Temperature of a Hamburger When Done

A hamburger with cheese and onion in between two buns

The USDA‘s recommended safe minimum internal temperature of a hamburger when done is 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the recommendation for consumers cooking burgers at home. The 2017 FDA Food Code (it’s updated every four years) states that a hamburger’s safe minimum internal temperature when done is 158 degrees Fahrenheit. The FDA’s food code also […]

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How to Tell If Chicken Is Done Without a Thermometer

Whole Roast Chicken measuring 159 degrees Fahrenheit on Thermapen MK4 thermometer.

Can you tell when chicken is done without the use of a thermometer? Yes, you can. However, the end result will be far less flavorful and juicy than if you had a meat thermometer monitoring the middle of your meat. Without a meat thermometer, you are left making an educated guess using the cooking temperature, […]

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