Category Archives for "Meat Thermometer Temperature Guidance"

Meat Temperature Guide: Is It Safety vs. Taste?

Salmon Temperature at 121 degrees Fahrenheit

Most decent restaurants today will ask you how you like your burger cooked. I usually order mine medium-rare to medium or between 130 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The USDA’s recommendation for the safe serving temperature for ground beef is 160 degrees Fahrenheit/ 71 Celsius. How have I not gotten sick? Good question, and the reason for […]

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Smoked Beef Short Ribs Internal Temperature When Done

Smoked Beef Short Rib Done

Beef short ribs, when cooked properly, can rival any expensive steak in terms of succulent flavor. Short ribs are great when braised in liquid, but now my favorite way to prepare them is on the barbecue. If you’ve never prepared beef short ribs low and slow style on the barbecue you are in for a […]

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The Internal Temperature of a Turkey Burger When Done

Turkey Burger

Turkey Burgers have been gaining popularity in the last few years as a healthy alternative to fattier beef burgers. This lack of fat in the standard turkey burger also makes it very prone to drying out while cooking. This makes cooking turkey burgers extremely tricky. The difference between a moist delicious burger and a dried-up […]

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Frozen Shrimp Can Be Defrosted at What Water Temperature?

Defrosting Shrimp Cold Water

There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet about the fastest and safest way to thaw shrimp. You’ve probably read that frozen shrimp can be defrosted using running water, but at what temperature? Some sites say it’s ok to use warm water. Some say just throw them in the pan or in the […]

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What Is the Best Temperature to Cook Mahi Mahi?

Mahi Mahi

You’ve got a nice piece of Mahi Mahi fish you want to cook, except you’ve never cooked Mahi Mahi before. You are probably wondering how do to cook Mahi Mahi and what is the best temperature at which to cook it? Mahi Mahi is a firm, lean and flavorful fish that can be prepared in […]

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At What Temperature are Chicken Thighs Done?

Chicken Thighs

Cooking bone-in chicken thighs can be intimidating. At what temperature are chicken thighs done exactly? Unlike chicken breasts,  chicken thighs contain more fat and proteins, making it difficult to know when chicken thighs are safe to eat. Are chicken thighs harder to cook than say, a chicken breast? Nope. According to the USDA, chicken should […]

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The Internal Temperature For Tri-Tip Steaks When Done

Tri-Tip Steaks

Tri-tip steaks are a great cut of beef that can be prepared in many different ways. But, they are generally larger than a typical steak. At what internal temperature are tri-tip steaks done? You can grill it, pan fry it, cut it into strips for stir fry, or in this case, cook it in the […]

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What Temperature is a Simmer on the Stove?

Simmering Liquid

Just think about it. How many times has a recipe instructed you to simmer something? And how many times do you find yourself heating your liquid on the stove to some random point below boiling and calling it good? I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say, I’m not quite sure at what temperature […]

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The Internal Temperature of a Pork Chop When Done

Pork Chop Done

The fast answer to what temperature is a pork chop done is 145 degrees Fahrenheit with a three minute resting period according to the USDA. This is the USDA’s guideline, https://www.pork.org/news/new-usda-guidelines-lower-pork-cooking-temperature/  With that being said, the fast answer isn’t typically the best answer. How much you want your pork chop cooked is a personal preference. […]

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The Internal Temperature of Chicken Sausage When Done

Chicken Sausage

We’ve all had this thought in the kitchen when cooking anything with raw chicken in it. Uh oh, I better make sure this food is fully cooked. It’s got raw chicken in it.  Yes, cooking something like chicken sausage might seem harder than cooking say, a bratwurst. But it’s not. It is extremely easy and […]

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