Souse meat is made of cow's face or heel, chicken feet or pig's face, shoulder, feet or knuckle. Souse cooks prepare it by cooking the meat and then soaking the cooked meat in a solution that contains vinegar, salt, parsley, cucumbers, minced hot peppers, fresh lemon juice or lime juice and an herb such as parsley.Know More
Souse is generally served with three main types of savory pudding. In Guyana souse is served with black pudding, which is a mixture of herb-infused cooked rice and pig's blood. In this region, souse cooks also make white pudding that contains all of the ingredients of black pudding with the exception that fresh coconut milk is used in place of the pig's blood. In other parts of the Caribbean, including Barbados, black pudding contains steamed spiced sweet potatoes that are also browned before serving to give it the appearance of blood. Their version of black pudding is either served as is or tucked into a sausage casing.
Souse, along with a small amount of its pickling juice, is primarily served on Saturdays in English-speaking parts of the Caribbean. Some locals and vendors, however, also prepare and serve the pickled meat on Fridays. Some Caribbean people sell souse and pudding out of their homes, specialty shops and roadside stands throughout the region.Learn more about Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Salami has gone bad and should not be eaten if the edges of the meat turn a brown or gray color, it develops air pockets or has a hardened exterior. White mold on the exterior does not signify spoilage. Unlike other cured meats, salami remains edible for long periods of time, making it more difficult to detect spoilage. Some types of salami have no expiration date.Full Answer >
Red meat is any meat that is dark-colored before cooking, such as beef, lamb, venison and mutton. The meat of most adult mammals falls in the category of red meat. Another, more unusual, example of red meat is from ostriches.Full Answer >
To eat a whole, cooked lobster, enjoy the meat as is or with melted butter as you crack open each section. Start by twisting off the legs, followed by the claws and the tail, then break the body in half. You need a lobster cracker and a lobster fork.Full Answer >
The difference between gammon and ham, which both refer to meat from the hind legs of a pig, is that gammon is sold raw, while ham is sold cooked or dry cured and is ready for consumption. Once gammon is cooked, it is called ham.Full Answer >