Everybody wants to enjoy tasty food and activate their taste buds, and it’s not unlikely to say that cooking a tasty food is an art in itself. Here we shall discuss a method to achieve the desirable results of best and tasty food. This method is to prepare food and make it tasty employing a meat injector.
What is a meat injector?
This is a device used to enhance flavors in your food while cooking. It is also called flavor injector as it makes your food mouth watering and flavorful, especially in Barbeques. It is actually a huge syringe which is used to inject flavor into the meat. This is employed to get an in-depth flavoring unlike rubbing or marinating the meat with sauces. These syringes have no opening at the tip but have holes that are present at the needle sides. This is because the tip tends to get blocked with meat. The tip is sharp, and the body and needle joint is strong but easily removable. The plunger that is used for pushing in the juice or sauce is strongly connected to the syringe body with a tight silicone gasket which lies in the syringe interior. The cleaning of this syringe is easier, and the needle can be stored inside the syringe itself later. The syringe is of stainless steel body and usually of a capacity of 2oz. Steel is used as it does not react with salt.
What does a meat injector do?
Turkey, Pork or chicken is injected to moisten and process flavor and juice within the meat by herbs, fats and spices that shall blend in deep, and with no waste and wait the meat becomes flavorful. It is also used to inject marinades in veggies and seafood too. Injecting meat with marinades, etc. tenders and spreads the flavor inside the meat by spreading throughout.
How to make good food using an injector?
Shoot salt: The best way to keep meat tasty is to shoot for about one to two percent of salt.
Skip thick flavors: It is good to avoid big and thick flavors such as pepper, garlic, strong herbs, etc. as they rub in the original meat flavor.
Best flavors for injection: Salted butter or salt water or vegetable/meat stock are good flavors for injection. However, it is essential to keep in mind that too much liquid should not be injected as muscle itself is 75% water and a little more is what can be accommodated, as the liquid goes in between the muscle bundles and fibers.
Choose a proper Injector: Choose a meat injector that will ensure injection evenly, and withstand multiple injections.
What to put in them: Oils, spices, herbs (not very strong ones), seasonings, syrups, sweeteners, broths, sauces, colorings, etc. shall go fine in the meat injector to add flavor but do not overdo it to spoil the original taste of the meat.
Here are some meat injections that can be used to make food tastier:
- Poultry using Beer and Butter
- Savory Turkey
- Cajun Turkey
- Butter Based Sauce
- Hot and Spicy Poultry
- Turkey Sauce
- Honey Beer Turkey