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Old 06-03-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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ISO Beef roast info - red blood in the Ziploc bag

I have a beef roast that has been defrosting in the refrigerator. I have a question or two.

1. A lot of red blood is in the ziplock bag now. What does this mean? I always wondered if I'm suppose to still use this.

I think tomorrow I might do a simple crock pot roast with potatoes and carrots.

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the roast, because it was wrapped in the freezor and I never labeled it.

That's it for now I think. : ).
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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If it wasn't cooked, it probably means that the blood that was oringinally frozen is now running free. Either that or the cut of meat wasn't cleaned very well.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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Just discard the blood and rinse the roast and proceed. You don't use the blood that thawed out of the meat.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
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Your meat is fine. The bloody liquid in the bag is the blood and moisture that drains out of the meat during the thawing process. It's perfectly normal. Just toss it, wipe your meat with paper towels and cook as per your recipe.
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:14 PM   #5
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Thanks! I wanted to make sure nothing was wrong.
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Unless, of coure, the roast was certified kosher. Then, you've got a problem.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:02 AM   #7
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It's perfectly fine ... and it's NOT blood (Kosher or not) if it is fluid (blood would be dark red clots). The liquid you are seeing is the liquid bound up in the muscle fibers (in culinary speak it's the meat juices - technically in physiology it's called serous fluids) colored by a red pigment called myoglobin (a protein that gets it's red color from iron).
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Thanks for the explanation, Michael. I didn't know that it wasn't blood.
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