What Is the Difference Between Poaching, Simmering, and Boiling?

Poaching, simmering, and boiling are all moist-heat cooking techniques that adhere to the basic steps of immersing food in a liquid in order to complete its cooking process. The three cooking techniques...

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How long do I boil/simmer pork sausages before browning them?

by pancake 15 years ago

I want to make all pork italian sausages tonight. I was going to simmer them before browning them (recommended on a previous post). How long do they need to boil before I brown them? Is this th...

want to make sure i am truly simmering, is the heat too low?

by certifiedhumane 9 years ago

hey all hope you are all well... well i am finding myself paranoid over the art of "simmering" . . . i am making homemade refried beans and am at the stage where i am cooking the beans in water for...

How do you "keep meat warm"?

by ITurnedOutTV 15 years ago

I've been trying to cook more lately, and I keep coming across recipes that want me to "keep the meat warm" while I finish the rest. What's the best way to do this without further cooking the meat?

Leaving the stove on, leaving the house

by sweetpotater 14 years ago

When I cook stock for a looooong time, sometimes I leave it simmering when I go out or go to bed. The flame is on low; an occasional bubble comes to the surface. I can't possibly imagine where this...

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