Any reason why beef shank isn't as popular to cook?

by Rafie 14 years ago

I see so many recipes for veal and lamb shank, but for all the in-vogue fervor over cuts that need long slow cooking, I rarely see recipes utilizing beef shank. Is there a reason for this? Also,...

How to give beef stew more punch?

by ziggystardust 12 years ago

I'm planning on doing a slow cooker beef stew this weekend. Other than the meat itself, it'll be a pretty standard mix; carrots, onions, potatoes and celery. Every recipe I've tried including my mo...

Why why why is my stew meat always dry & tough?

by denishaskin 3 years ago

Whenever I try to make a beef stew, the meat pretty much always comes out tough, and is not tender etc as the recipe always promises. What am I doing wrong? Today's stew was stew meat from New Le...

Recipe ideas

by manolotraveler 2 years ago

I just got a new, enormous saute pan and so I'm looking for some recipe inspiration! Especially interested in pan-braises (like chicken cacciatore) so I can fry/saute things AND braise them in this...

Why have overcooked stewed apples turned pinkish-red?

by quiddity 2 years ago

More curiosity than anything, but: I had some apples to stew. Standard, white-fleshed things. Usually I'd do them for about 30 minutes, but I had to suddenly go out in a rush, accidentally left ...

The necessity for using smaller sized pans for stews & soups?

by CHSeifert 3 years ago

I'm a big fan of space in my pots and pans when I make stews and soups. I prefer 6-7 liter cooking vessels for my stews and soups, even if they only use 50% of the volume of the pan. I'm wonder...

WTF do I do with chunks o' goat?

by carophil11 4 years ago

Hi guys! I just found a package of chunked up goat meat at my super market. I've always wanted to try it, so I grabbed it. I want to cook some tonight. My question is: What's the best way to ...

Can you overcook Oxtail by simmering too long?

by antihawk 5 years ago

Hi all, I'm using oxtail as the cut of beef for a Genovese Ragu (beef and onion pasta sauce) tomorrow. My question is: can I overcook the oxtail by simmering it for too long? I know this cu...

Jamaican Oxtail Stew Recipe - First time

by thegforceny 4 years ago

Using the recipe from NYT Cooking: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1013460-jamaican-oxtail-stew I have browned the tails in the brown sugar mixture and am at the last simmering stage. I t...


by Abby 16 years ago

I would love to hear what secret ingredients people use in their cholent to give it that special taste.

Adding shredded Chicken to Curries

by tetraneutron 4 years ago

So normally when you put chicken in curries or other stews, or anything where chicken is braised, you take bone-in, skin-on parts, brown them first and then put the whole piece in the liquid. But w...

Bone Broth/Veggie/Lentil/Meat Stew is Awful :( Why?

by lisaleira 6 years ago

Hi Chowies, I seek your wisdom. I put so many good ingredients (at least so I thought) in a stew in my pressure cooker and it tastes so awful. It's not the first time it's happened and it's fru...

Saving the Squid...

by Mermaidfish 6 years ago

I'm experimenting with cooking squid and it seems I went a little too long on the quick saute method for a first course. My main course is a sausage, peppers and tomato stew (pressure cooked) ... ...

Does chilli heat depend on cooking time?

by peytl 6 years ago

Hello, I was wondering about this thing. If I put chilli pepper into a sauce, will it get eventually more piquant if I cook it for a longer time? Will the pepper release more of capsaicin into the ...

How to make a really good beef stew

by cstout 6 years ago

I can't seem to find the magic stew recipe that tastes as good as it smells. I have tried several recipes but so far none have made it past ho hum. I guess the following things need to be addre...

was it boeuf bourguignon or pot roast?

by rosetown 12 years ago

Several years ago a buddy and I were strolling the Rue de Levis in Paris at lunch time. We stopped in a restaurant that was featuring beouf bourguignon. We both ordered it. It came, plated with ...

Does anyone love their slow cooker?

by josephnl 7 years ago

I had a slow cooker years ago when I was still working. Although I enjoyed the convenience of setting up a meal before I left for work in the morning and then having dinner ready when I returned h...

Favorite Pressure Cooker recipes

by ski_gpsy 10 years ago

I just had to make 2 batches of chicken soup in one afternoon so I did one on the stovetop, and the other in my pressure cooker. I was genuinely surprised that all ingredients being equal, the pre...

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