Having problems with your kebab?
Find out how to deal with some of the common problems encountered with storing and cooking kebab meat…
To avoid the problems outlined below, we recommend that you first read our kebab care guide which explains the best way to store and cook your kebab meat
Problem: Crumbling strips when cutting
Likely Cause: Blunt knife
Solution: Sharpen your blade. We recommend changing your blade every 2 months.
Problem: Blistering to the surface of the kebab
Likely Cause: kebab cooked on too high a heat or too close to the grill
Solution: Trim off blistered areas, move the kebab as far away from the heat as possible and continue cooking until golden brown.
Problem: Dry, cardboard texture
Likely Cause: Your kebab is overcooked.
Solution: Trim off overcooked meat, move the kebab as far away from the heat as possible and continue cooking until golden brown.
Problem: Pink meat exposed
Likely Cause: The top layer of the meat has been cooked too quickly (and/or) on too high a heat.
Solution: Move your kebab as far away from the heat as possible and continue cooking until golden brown.
Problem: Only cutting extra thin strips
Likely Cause: This happens when a knife blade has come to the end of its useful life.
Solution: You need to replace the blade on your knife and continue cooking and cutting your kebab.
Problem: Red Appearance
Likely Cause: Bacteria is growing on your kebab. This could be because it hasn’t been stored correctly – or has been refrozen.
Solution: Persuant to Food Standards Agency regulations – If your kebab has been left at a temperature of more than 8 degrees C for more than 4hrs its is unfit for human consumption and may appear red. Your kebab must be disposed of.
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