Meat Cooking Techniques

There are different techniques used in cooking meat. The type of technique used largely depends on the type of meat. Some of the techniques include stewing, pressure cooking, boiling, braising. marination, brining, stir frying, roasting, pan frying, grilling, broiling, as well as barbecuing.

Braising: This is carried out by browning meat on every side with a heavy utensil. The meat is usually cooked at a low temperature with a little amount of water.  In some places, this method is called “fricassee”. Popular examples of braised meat include Swiss steak and Pot roast.


This cooking technique uses only steam produced from water that has past a temperature of 100C. Here, the food only makes contact with the steam. This technique has become very common because of its mot heat cooking, high heat, and fast cooking time.


This is the process of soaking meat in a seasoned liquid before cooking them. It’s not really a cooking method but a technique used before cooking the meat. This process is commonly used to add more flavors to foods or make tougher meat cuts softer.


This is similar to marination, but here, the meat is submerged in salt solution. The process is used to make meat tastier and juicier. The brining time depends on the size of the meat.


Stewing involves cutting meat into cubes or smaller pieces and cooking gently in a liquid that covers the meat completely. Tender meats are more suitable for this type of cooking method.


This technique is used when preparing large cuts of meat using a rack on an oven or oven-like material. Sometimes the meat is seasoned before they are roasted.


Broiling is a dry heat method whereby heat from electric coils or gas flames heats the top of the meat. It is usually used for tender meat cuts.


is another variation of broiling. Here, the meat is cooked on the grill using gas or charcoal flames as the heating source.


This involves browning the meat on either side using a small amount of fat. The meat is usually uncovered when cooking, as you need to turn the meat occasionally until it gets ready. Tender meat cuts are generally most suitable for this type of cooking.


Barbequing is a slow dry heat cooking process that goes on for several days. Here, the meat is grilled on rack or grid over coals, an open fire, or heated.

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Wine List


La Playa, Chile Chardonnay, Bottle – $22.00 
Ripe tropical aromas of pineapple and guava are followed by tropical flavors and candied citrus on the palate. A well balanced wine a hint of sweet oak. 

RAYMOND, Napa Reserve, California, 
Chardonnay, Bottle
 – $32.00
Floral aromas of honeysuckle and orange blossom with flavors of golden delicious apple, lemon and a long, smooth, vanilla finish.

J. LOHR, Riverstone, Arroyo Seco, Chardonnay, Bottle – $30.00
Scents of lime zest, pear and nectarine followed by citrus, floral and vanilla toastiness.

RAYMOND, Napa Reserve, Chardonnay, Bottle – $32.00
A beautiful white win that’s light-bodied, full of pear and peach flavors with a light, dry finish. It’s refreshing and light.

LA PLAYA, Chile, Sauvignon Blanc, Bottle – $22.00
Light straw in color with expressive citrus notes. Well-balanced and a food-friendly finish.

ECCO DOMANI, Italy, Pinot Grigio, Bottle – $22.00
A light-bodied white that has a hint of peach followed by a soft, light finish. 


TOSCOLO, Italy, Chianti, Bottle – $22.00 
Medium-bodied Sangiovese based red exhibiting pleasing. Rich berry flavors and a clean finish. 
VINO DE EYZAGUIRRE, Chile, Shiraz, Bottle – $24.00 
Layered aromas of fruit, chocolate and coffee. Deep and complex on the palate complemented with light touches of oak.

ANGELINE, California, Pinot Noir, Bottle – $24.00
Elegant, bright fruit aromas, velvety texxture and ripe berry flavors. A classic Pinot Noir.

RED ROCK, California, Merlot, Bottle – $29.00
A medium-bodied red that is loaded with dark fruit and plum flavors. Has a velvety soft finish. 

CYPRESS, California, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bottle – $29.00
A classic Cabernet with hints of cherry and red plum flavors. A nice herbal and spicy finish makes this a great pizza wine. 

LA PLAYA, Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bottle – $20.00 
This wine is bold layered, and complex. It is peppery and spicy with a tight dry finish.

VINO DE EYZAGUIRRE, Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bottle – $24.00
Fruit-driven, reminiscent of plums, wild berries, ripe cherries, and mint. Medium-bodied and well balanced with a long, smooth finish.

DANCING BULL, California, Zinfandel, Bottle – $24.00 
Ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry, complemented by bright red fruit flavors of raspberry and strawberry. Spicy notes of black pepper and vanilla add layers which allow the fruit to be the star.

2 Liter Coke, Diet Coke$3.00
Coke, Diet Coke, 7 UP and Root Beer$1.25$5.75
Guarana (Brazilian Soft Drink)
Reg. or Diet
Snapple (Assorted Flavors)$1.75$7.95
Crystal Geyser (Plain)$1.75$7.95
Martinelli Apple Juice$1.75$7.95
Xingu (Brazilizm Black Beer)$3.50$15.95
Anchor Steam$3.50$15.95
Bud Light$3.00$13.95
Miller Genuine Draft$3.00$13.95
Miller Lite$3.00$13.95
Samuel Adams$3.50$15.95
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale$3.50$15.95

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Four Ingredients$16.45$19.65$22.85$26.05
Additional Ingredients  $1.30$1.60$1.90$2.20

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