Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

21 Kitchen-Tested Ingredients

Smoked Salmon
Smoked Salmon
We gathered up five top-selling, widely available products to find the best choi…
Published: May 2015
Salted vs. Unsalted Chicken Stock
Salted vs. Unsalted Chicken Stock
Our favorite chicken broth is Swanson Chicken Stock, which we appreciate for its…
Published: March 2015
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Heritage Turkeys
Heritage Turkeys
Heritage turkeys forage for food and live twice as long as modern birds. They ca…
Published: November 2014
Imported Prosciutto
Imported Prosciutto
How does our favorite American prosciutto stack up against imported, Italian off…
Published: September 2014
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Supermarket Bacon
Supermarket Bacon
Bringing home the bacon? Make sure you choose the right one.
Published: December 2018
Kielbasa
Kielbasa
We tested six smoked brands to find the best sausage with a coarse texture, a sa…
Published: September 2013
High-End Barbecue Sauces
High-End Barbecue Sauces
We put four small-batch, mail-order barbecue sauces to the test against our supe…
Published: July 2013
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Crabmeat
Crabmeat
If you can't find fresh crabmeat, don't despair. There are several packaged opti…
Published: May 2012
Premium Canned Tuna
Premium Canned Tuna
You'd never recognize this ultra-premium product as canned tuna—and you'd never …
Published: July 2011
Premium (High-End) Pork
Premium (High-End) Pork
Nowadays, chefs and consumers pay top dollar for specialty pork breeds. But are…
Published: July 2011
Supermarket Prosciutto
Supermarket Prosciutto
A new surge of grab ’n’ go packages means you no longer have to wait at the deli…
Published: September 2014
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Whole Chickens
Whole Chickens
Buying a chicken to roast is simple, right? Well, given the myriad brands, confu…
Published: September 2012
Tenderizers
Tenderizers
For ultra-thin cutlets, meat tenderizers actually work. In this case, does brand…
Published: May 2006
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Chicken Broth
Chicken Broth
Just about every broth in the supermarket amounts to a science project of flavor…
Published: July 2013
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Gravy Enhancers
Gravy Enhancers
Liquid gravy seasonings claim to enhance homemade gravy. We wanted to find out …
Published: October 2011
Anchovies
Anchovies
Even if you’d never put anchovies on a pizza or a salad, a tin of these little f…
Published: September 2016
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Andouille Sausage
Andouille Sausage
Not surprisingly, the winner hails from Louisiana—birthplace of this spicy sausa…
Published: January 2010
Country Hams
Country Hams
What did we learn when we sampled America’s own artisanal, cured pork? It’s (alm…
Published: April 2013
Breakfast Sausage Patties
Breakfast Sausage Patties
Shaping and frying breakfast sausage meat is more work than simply browning a fr…
Published: December 2011
Supermarket Pepperoni
Supermarket Pepperoni
We wanted our pepperoni to taste like it was sliced off of a pepperoni stick in …
Published: August 2010
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Black Forest Deli Ham
Black Forest Deli Ham
In Germany, this boneless ham is a traditional regional specialty produced accor…
Published: April 2010