How Do You Like Yours?
By andria perry
January 6, 2018 4:17pm CST
I was just reading and commenting on @NJChicaa discussions and I was wondering how many ate meat that was not cooked, as in well done. When I ate steak I had mine well done and that is how my entire family eats it to this day. Now that I think about it if I see any pink on any chicken or turkey I am not eating it. I do not do raw fish. I was always taught to cook the food done to kill bacteria and worms that lives in meat of animals. I don`t care how people eat, That is their choice, I was just wondering how many people like their steaks and burgers well done?
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• Saco, Maine
@andriaperry That is actually not blood. It's juices that are tinted pink from the color of the raw meat. Notice the color of the juices in raw pork, which are much lighter pink, because pork meat is lighter colored than beef. The same applies to chicken, where the juices run light pink to almost clear from raw meat. I like any beef product cooked to medium, while chicken, pork and fish must be well-done.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
You're not supposed to eat poultry with any pink or blood showing. Pork either. However, you can eat beef rare, and back in the day you could even eat what was commonly called cannibal sandwiches - raw hamburger sandwiches. Can't do that now, though. I don't like all the flavor cooked out of my meat. Never have been fond of shoe leather. I prefer a nice rare to medium rare steak. It must show pink for me.
• United States
Poultry should ALWAYS be thoroughly cooked to prevent exposure to salmonella bacteria. The FDA recently lowered their recommended safe internal temperature for pork to 145 degrees F as the trichinella worm has been eliminated from the domestic pork supply. That is good news because otherwise it was way overcooked and dry. I like my beef medium rare to medium. . . with some pink. I grew up with my mother cooking beef well done to the point where it was like shoe leather. It was tough, dry, and gross. Meat that has some pink in it IS cooked, just not overcooked. I do like sushi on occasion.
• United States
I prefer my meat well done also. I will sometimes eat beef medium rare if someone else cooks it that way, but that is not how I cook it. Anything else must be cooked thoroughly -- I won't touch poultry if it's pink because of salmonella.