People Recall The Awful Foods That Their Parents Used To Prepare For Them

7. Mom’s Sahara Salmon

“Let me tell you about my mom’s salmon recipe. It was so dry, it could put the Sahara desert to shame. I used to think salmon was the worst thing on the planet, until I finally tried it at a fancy restaurant. I mean, I didn’t know fish could be so moist and delicious! My taste buds were probably doing the Macarena out of sheer joy.”

It’s definitely possible for salmon to be dry if it’s overcooked, but when prepared properly, it can be incredibly flavorful and moist. There are many different ways to prepare salmon, from simple pan-searing to more elaborate techniques like grilling or baking with herbs and spices. All available online and you could experiment with.

8. My folks’ Overcooked Meat

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“As a kid, I used to believe that meat had to be cooked to the point of being completely dry to avoid any risks. My folks were so particular about chicken and beef being overcooked that they wouldn’t even tolerate a hint of pink in it.”

It’s understandable that parents tend to feel concerned about the safety of the meat they serve. Cooking meat thoroughly is important to kill any harmful bacteria that may be present, especially in poultry and ground meats.
However, it’s also possible to cook meat to a safe temperature while still retaining some moisture and tenderness. The USDA recommends cooking chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and beef to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C) for medium rare, 160°F (71°C) for medium, and 170°F (77°C) for well done.


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