Meat dishes made with meat from game animals are also considered meat dishes, though because of their stronger taste, are generally classified separately as game dishes. A dish that is wholly of meat or with different types of meat such as beef, pork, chicken, mutton etc. This is mostly served on platters.
Pork: High in vitamin B1 as well as omega-6 fatty acids, pork is one of the world’s most popular types of meat. From Italian sausage to barbecued pork ribs to bacon, pork is easy to prepare and incredibly flavourful. For an easy weeknight dinner, quick brine pork chops before you sear them off in a cast-iron skillet. Serve with apple mostarda and grits.
Beef: From a prehistoric looking T-bone steak to your average ballpark hot dogs and beef jerky, beef is a delicacy best enjoyed sparingly. It shares a main fatty acid with none other than olive oil—oleic acid. Ground beef makes for quick and easy burgers: combine the meat with egg, onions, salt, and spices or flavourings of your choice (think Worcestershire sauce and powdered garlic) and form the mixture into patties. Grill for a few minutes on either side and pair with your favourite burger toppings.
Lamb: Lamb is categorized as meat from a young sheep under a year old. While lamb tends to be on the more expensive side of the different meats, it’s also thought to be one of the healthiest, with good levels of nutrients. Sear a rack of lamb in a cast-iron skillet before basting in garlic butter and finishing in a 375°F oven for 5 minutes.
Goat: A slightly tough muscular composition makes goat a popular addition to stews and braises, where a low and slow cooking technique can best break down the fats and infuse the meat with flavor.
Chicken: Chicken meat is high and protein and low in fat, which varies in white and dark meat. Boneless, skinless chicken breast meat is one of the only types of meat that doesn't contain saturated fat. A roasted chicken is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Brush the chicken with clarified butter and season all sides with salt, then roast at 475°F for 20–25 minutes. Reduce heat to 400°F and continue to roast another 30-45 minutes, until thighs and center of the chicken breast registers 160°F and the juices run clear. Let rest at least 20 minutes before carving.
Turkey: King of the holiday table and the deli meat aisle, turkey is a mild white meat with a reputation for being tricky to prepare without drying out. It’s a prime candidate for the brining-roasting one-two punch.
Duck: Duck meat generally refers to the breast and legs of the bird, though the liver is also enjoyed as foie gras. Ducks have a layer of fat between the outer skin and meat (primarily to insulate in water environments), giving it extra rendering power for soaking the meat with flavor as it cooks. Braised duck legs, in anything from red wine to an aromatic stock, will infuse the meat with even more flavour and fall-off-the-bone texture. Throw it in the fridge to cool, and crisp it up in the oven once the skin has set.
Rabbit: Nutrient-dense rabbit is especially popular in France and the United Kingdom. It’s meat is high in B12 and selenium, and is relatively low in calories compared to its protein levels. Rabbit is traditionally stewed or fried.
Game Meats: This category includes everything from pheasant to venison to wild boar—meats that are not typically found in a grocery store, though you may find them in some specialty meat markets. Generally these meats are quite lean, since they are caught in the wild and eat varied, natural diets. Because they’re not farmed, game meats are among the more expensive options. Their tougher muscle structures benefit especially well from braising