Cooking meat on a stove top can be a bit of a challenging task in terms of getting the meat to cook through just right. However, once you do get the hang of it, the stovetop is one of the easiest methods of cooking any kind of meat. There are mistakes that the majority of us do when cooking meat on the stove top that makes it so difficult to master. Next time that you cook meat on your stove, avoid doing these few critical errors.
Adding the meat to the pan too early
Not letting the pan heat up or adding a protein to a cold pan is a very common mistake and one that can make the meat get stuck to the pan. You need a well heated up pan if you are to get a nice sear on the meat. Add some oil instead to the pan and let it heat until it bubbles up or is smoking and then add the meat skin down to it. Also make sure that you buy from a good supplier to avoid any health issues, especially when it comes to meat.
Flipping the meat too soon
If you have ever done the mistake of flipping the meat before it is ready, you would have seen that the meat begins to stick to the pan. You need to give meat the adequate amount of time to cook in order to make it taste right also if you want to make the safest pork in Japan devoid of any parasites and the likes make sure to give enough time for the heat to work through all of the meat. Flipping too soon, takes away all of this from the meat. Therefore let the meat to cook until it has a deep coloured sear on it or until the breading is a deep golden brownish colour. If the meat is ready to be flipped it will be easy to lift off the pan.
Moving the meat on the pan too much
Even though it may be really tempting to move and prod that meat while it is cooking, just leave it alone until the flipping time has come. It is better to let the meat cook without moving it around if you want to have a great and consistently cooked piece of protein.
Using inadequate amounts of heat
Most people are afraid to turn the heat up for the fear that they will burn the meat. But this is not true. The high heat is really important to get the meat seared well. Always try to cook on medium to high heat and only add the meat once the pan is completely hot.