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  • Originally posted by Meegeek View Post
    My wife and I just went primal on the 1st. The other night she cooked a 12 oz Tbone for each of us. She is really getting into the lifestyle, but is having a problem getting over "all that fat we are eating" issue. We were feeding bits of steak to the dog (chihuahua) who is pretty picky eater but loves steak. My wife cut a big piece of fat and gristle off her steak and put it on my plate. I, of course ate it. She told me it was supposed to be for the dog and just shook her head.

    Lead by example I says.....
    She'll come around. I was super hesitant about the fat too for awhile but ive gotten used to it. Part of the trick was realizing there is a difference between nice, marbley fat and actual crunchy, squidgy gristle that you cant eat unless the meats been slowcooked.
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    • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
      She'll come around. I was super hesitant about the fat too for awhile but ive gotten used to it. Part of the trick was realizing there is a difference between nice, marbley fat and actual crunchy, squidgy gristle that you cant eat unless the meats been slowcooked.
      That was the ick I had with "fat." After several cooking experiments, I can poke a hunk of raw fat on a steak or roast and tell you whether it'll be tasty melt in the mouth gooiness, flavor fat with it's own lovely texture, or gristle/ cartilage/ silverskin that either take long cooking to go away or NEVER go away.
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      • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
        That was the ick I had with "fat." After several cooking experiments, I can poke a hunk of raw fat on a steak or roast and tell you whether it'll be tasty melt in the mouth gooiness, flavor fat with it's own lovely texture, or gristle/ cartilage/ silverskin that either take long cooking to go away or NEVER go away.
        Urg, god, silverskin, I hate it so much, I have yet to find a way to remove it that doesnt end up with meat juice all over me and my kitchen.
        "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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        • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
          Urg, god, silverskin, I hate it so much, I have yet to find a way to remove it that doesnt end up with meat juice all over me and my kitchen.
          Alton Brown has a way that works well for me. It's kinda hard to eplain, but here goes.
          Find roughly the middle of the silverskin, lengthwise. Cut a slit just deep enough to penetrate said silverskin (heh, penetrate) and long enough for the width of your boning knife. Work the length of the knife just under the sliverskin until you either reach the end of it or a couple inches (you make end up removing the silverskin in strips.) If you can't reach the end of it, poke a hole on the other side like your earlier slit. Once you have your knife in there, start sawing back and forth, away from you just under the silver skin, until you can get an finger under the silverskin. Lift up the silver skin and peel it away, using the knife to keep the peel going. Repeat until silverskin is gone.
          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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          • ...What's silverskin?
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            • Originally posted by Twibble View Post
              ...What's silverskin?
              I just google-imaged it, and now I know EXACTLY what it is. That stuff is just... wrong. I'm sure something non-edible could be made with it (thread to sew up a stomach bladder?), but it's certainly not for human consumption. Unless it is, and it's some exotic recipe that actually makes it palatable.

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              • Silverskin is that tissue that binds muscle tissue together as one cohesive mass on the outside. That silvery white stuff on the outside of the muscle.
                It's considered inedible. I've had it even survive 24 hr slow cooker chili. Hell, even my omnivorous dog will only work on it for a few seconds before walking away. I don't know that any culture considers it worthwhile, as it's essentially a version of rubber.
                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                  Silverskin is that tissue that binds muscle tissue together as one cohesive mass on the outside. That silvery white stuff on the outside of the muscle.
                  It's considered inedible. I've had it even survive 24 hr slow cooker chili. Hell, even my omnivorous dog will only work on it for a few seconds before walking away. I don't know that any culture considers it worthwhile, as it's essentially a version of rubber.
                  The anatomical term for it is fascia.
                  "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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                  • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                    The anatomical term for it is fascia.
                    Thanks! I didn't know that, but it's cool to know, if only to one up my kitchen friends.
                    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                    • None of you know of the importance of gristle and silverskin. Gristle is yummy and silverskin is the original (and primal) form of chewing gum.
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                      • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                        Silverskin is that tissue that binds muscle tissue together as one cohesive mass on the outside. That silvery white stuff on the outside of the muscle.
                        It's considered inedible. I've had it even survive 24 hr slow cooker chili. Hell, even my omnivorous dog will only work on it for a few seconds before walking away. I don't know that any culture considers it worthwhile, as it's essentially a version of rubber.
                        The membrane you peel off the back of a rack of pork ribs?
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                        • Originally posted by Clymb View Post
                          Ugh. Speaking of which, I nearly got accosted at work the other day for saying how shitty Weight Watchers is because (among other things) their products have tons of chemicals. Of course, no one listen to the most fit and attractive person in the room, but whatevs, I'll just revel in my own sexy- and primal-ness
                          You should remind them that Weight Watches thinks McDonalds is OK...they are only in it for the money.
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                          • Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
                            You should remind them that Weight Watches thinks McDonalds is OK...they are only in it for the money.
                            Which would be awesome (capitalism & all that good stuff) IF the product they were selling actually helped people but it rarely does. Not for any length of time anyway. I know people, mosty women, who have been on Weight Watchers for years & they're still fat. Duh?

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                            • Originally posted by LJH View Post
                              Which would be awesome (capitalism & all that good stuff) IF the product they were selling actually helped people but it rarely does. Not for any length of time anyway. I know people, mosty women, who have been on Weight Watchers for years & they're still fat. Duh?
                              You would think it would be duh, but dare I say all that crap food has clogged their brains??? The girl I know doing it is overweight as well, always talking about her diet food but literally has a snack drawer at her desk that she keeps all kinds of cookies and crackers and awful things in. She let me know I'm free to dive in there if I ever feel the need, lol
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                              • Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                                None of you know of the importance of gristle and silverskin. Gristle is yummy and silverskin is the original (and primal) form of chewing gum.
                                The hard fatty chewing bit on the steak, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I eat everyone's chewy bits (and fat) from their steaks. And chicken wing gristle is the best~! The big bite of gristle on the end of the wee drumstick is like a dream.

                                Don't really understand the aversion to the stuff you really have to chew well. Though, silverskin is annoying, because it gets stuck in my teeth. I just eat with the steak, so it's disguised.
                                Last edited by jandge; 01-19-2012, 01:14 AM.

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