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Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin

Cooking venison loin is not all that different from cooking beef loin, except that it is significantly leaner. Since fat transmits heat much slower than lean protein, in beef, it acts as an insulator. Thus the fattier the cut, the slower it cooks. Lean venison take only about two-thirds the time to cook than an equivalent-sized piece of beef. More

Slow Low Cooking, And The Poor Man's Sous-Vide

Regina Schrambling in the LA Times, realizes what barbecue pit masters hold true and dear to their hearts: cooking meat slowly and at low temperatures "changes everything for the better — the texture turns more tender, the flavor becomes more concentrated". Here's one chef's take on slow cooking at home: Chef Govind Armstrong uses sous-vide at Table 8 in Los Angeles and Miami but has developed a technique for home cooks that requires no special equipment, let alone 18 hours of simmering. (Although low temperatures might be nervous-making, Armstrong points out that anything over 140 degrees is enough to head off bacteria.) He simply places shrimp or scallops in a zippered freezer bag with a little clarified butter, and poaches... More

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