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Cooking Tips

Welcome to our Grass Fed Cooking Blog from High Point Farms, LLC.

Use all these rules of thumb when cooking any meats that are raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones!

DON’T! · Don’t overcook · Don’t microwave. This process can change the texture and flavor of beef, and reduce tenderness. · Don’t cook frozen or partially frozen beef – it causes the meat to be dry and tough. · Don’t defrost roasts or steaks in a microwave oven – it causes tough spots. Thaw in your refrigerator for 12-24hrs. · Don’t cook steaks to medium well or well done. If you usually like your meat well done, try a steak done to medium. Grass fed steaks have a different texture and taste at medium. If you are a die-hard well done fan, add a little marinade, and cook as slowly as possible.

Use all these rules of thumb when cooking any meats that are raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones!

Grass fed beef has high protein and low fat levels, the beef will usually require 30% less cooking time and will continue to cook when removed from heat. For this reason, remove the beef from your heat source 10 degrees before it reaches the desired temperature.

Use a thermometer to test for doneness and watch the thermometer carefully. Since grass fed beef cooks so quickly, your beef can go from perfectly cooked to overcooked in less than a minute.

Let the beef sit covered and in a warm place for 8 to 10 minutes after removing from heat to let the juices redistribute.

Reduce the temperature of your grain fed beef recipes by 50 degrees i.e. 275 degrees for roasting or at the lowest heat setting in a crock pot. The cooking time will still be the same or slightly shorter even at the lower temperature. Again . . . watch your meat thermometer and don’t overcook your meat. Use moisture from sauces to add to the tenderness when cooking your roast. Never use a microwave to thaw your grass fed beef. Either thaw your beef in the refrigerator or for quick thawing place your vacuum sealed package in water for a few minutes.

Bring your grass fed meat to room temperature before cooking . . . do not cook it cold straight from a refrigerator.

For More information on the Benefits of Grass-fed and free range go to: www.eatwild.com

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