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FAB recipe contest

(1) 1st place prize - 24 pounds of FAB, any mix
(5) 2nd place prizes -
1 free FAB package of your choice
(10) 3rd place prizes -
free shipping on your next order

Tell us how you use FAB! Send us your favorite recipe, and include any stories you think might help, any contests you've won, or photos of how you use FAB. Feel free to be creative, but your recipes must include your actual experiences—no fiction!

bulletAll entries must contain at least one recipe.
bulletNo limit on entries by teams, but only one winner per household.
Multiple entries are permitted—we'll just pick your best one.
bulletYou agree to allow us to use your recipe and story on our web sites. Names can be withheld upon request.
bulletNo fiction, or recipes that haven't been tried.
bulletNo prize substitutions, void where prohibited
bulletContest ends October 1st, 2011

To enter, send us your entry via email at contest@theingredientstore.com.

 

FAB Mixes for
Injection & Marinating

FAB beef injection marinadeFAB chicken injection marinadeFAB pork injection marinade
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 FAB B - for Beef

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 FAB B Lite - for Beef and Veal

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 FAB C - for Chicken and Poultry

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 FAB P - for Pork

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FAB Free - for Pork, but no added MSG

 

FAB is a proven award winner,
with top finishes in major competitions

 

bullet Enhances natural meat flavors
bulletMakes your BBQ juicier
bullet Improves texture for better slicing and taste
bulletIncreases yields
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No added salt, easy to use

What is FAB?

Remember when meat had real flavor? When chicken tasted like chicken, and beef tasted like beef? Modern farming techniques bring meat to market faster than ever, but those same methods have robbed meat of its flavor.

The use of growth hormones, selective breeding and other techniques have made meats more affordable, but they’ve lost something. The average chicken you buy in the store is only six weeks old, and a report by the Iowa State University in 2008 states that faster-growing pigs have lower juiciness and tenderness than their slower-growing counterparts. This confirms what many of us have known all along—meat just doesn’t taste like it used to.

FAB brings back that flavor through innovative use of select ingredients and flavor enhancers, matched in perfect balance. FAB enhances the natural flavor of meat, but it doesn’t overpower it. FAB complements and fortifies the natural meat flavor, and in taste tests, the number one comment is that ‘fabbed’ meat “tastes meatier”.

Simply put, FAB makes meat taste like it should, like used to...but there’s more to FAB than flavor. FAB also improves the texture of meat, making it juicier, more tender and easier to slice. It increases yield, too, by as much as 10% or more. By helping to retain the natural juices of meat, FAB locks in flavor.

Use FAB with your own spice blends, fruit juices or favorite marinade. Most of the juices marinated or injected into meat are lost during cooking, and only a fraction of the flavor makes it to your table. FAB seals in the flavor, literally bonding to the meat. The end result is that your flavorings and marinades stay where they belong.


 

FAB B lite

Beef/ Veal injection marinade mix.
Everything you love about FAB B,
but a bit lighter flavor and color.

FAB beef injection marinade
 

FAB B

Marinade mix for beef

FAB chicken injection marinade
 

FAB C

Marinade mix for chicken

FAB pork injection marinade

FAB P

Marinade mix for pork

 

 

FAB pork injection marinade


 

FAB free

Now available, FAB free contains
no added MSG!

Marinade mix for pork

How do I use FAB?

bulletStart by mixing two parts liquid with one part FAB by volume.
Use up to four parts liquid to suit your taste.
(By weight, 4-1 would be approximately 72% water/liquid to 28% dry mix)
Customize your mixture and experiment.
bulletStir well with moderate agitation until the mixture begins to thicken slightly.
bulletTry a variety of liquids like wine, balsamic vinegar in combinations
with water for your own custom blend.
bulletInject at least 10% of total weight of the raw meat. 
Thinner cuts (about an inch or so) can marinate directly, soaking without injection.
bulletUse about two ounces per pound of meat
bulletInjections should be done at about two to three inch intervals throughout the meat surface.
bulletAllow to marinate at least 4 hours under refrigeration, turning occasionally to assist in even marinating.
Use your vacuum sealer for faster action!
bulletCook at 220 F. or higher, depending on what you are preparing, until an internal temperature of at least 160 F. is reached. 
bulletAllow meat juices to equalize for about one half hour (or more) after cooking is finished and prior to slicing.

FAB can be injected into large cuts of meat like ribs and brisket, but it can also be used to soak into smaller cuts like chicken wings or flank steak. FAB will penetrate about an inch into a cut of meat, so the choice is yours. To get excellent results, inject FAB about every inch with an injector that has multiple holes on each side along the length of the syringe, like our Monster Marinade Injector, and avoid injectors that only have a single hole at the tip—they will not give sufficient distribution of FAB. Some of our customers even use tumblers to get the best, most even distribution. Give it a try and see which method achieves the results that work best for you.

FAB works a little magic

When an animal is alive, certain compounds keep the muscles tender and allows them to retain fluids within the meat. When the animal is slaughtered, these compounds break down—which is why freshness is so important. The same thing happens when animals grow faster than they should, like those six-week-old chickens. FAB returns these compounds to meat, in effect, reversing the process. Some companies simply pump water into meat to make it heavier when you but it, but this disappears when cooking. By returning natural compounds to the meat, FAB locks in natural juices throughout the cooking process. FAB makes it juicier and more tender.

What FAB is not

FAB is not a flavored marinade. That is, it isn’t designed to give a flavor to meat other than a savory sensation, or what the Japanese call “umami”.

Since FAB has no spices or flavor systems, feel free to add your favorite ginger vinaigrette or apple vinegar and garlic marinade—whatever secret recipe works best for you. FAB enhances the flavor of meat, but you can add even more with your own rubs and marinades...or try one of our tried and true products in the “flavorings” section of our store.

FAB is not steroids. Seriously! ...we do get that question, probably because of the fast and easy results you’ll see without the hard workouts. FAB is all natural, kosher and even vegan-friendly. There are no artificial chemicals in FAB, and for those sensitive to MSG, FAB-free is now available without added MSG. We say "added" MSG, because MSG is found naturally in many foods. Is FAB like “BBQ on steroids”? If by that you mean "it takes what you already have and makes it better" feel free to make the comparison, but there are no steroids in FAB!

Want even more flavor?

Since FAB only enhances the natural flavor of your meats, feel free to experiment with your own flavor systems and add your individual style. Try apple juice instead of water, add spice blends or even one of our rubs. FAB works well with curing products, too, like Morton’s Sugar Cure. You can make your own Canadian Bacon or Corned Beef in a snap. Of course, nothing brings out the best in FAB like BBQ, and our customers have had top finishes in major competitions in all categories.

FAB makes it better

FAB has no added salt, but just as it makes meat taste meatier, it also makes salt taste saltier. This is a good thing! You can reduce the amount of salt and added sodium that you would normally use in your rubs or at the table. FAB makes your BBQ taste better...with less salt.

FAB B
Contains: Hydrolyzed soy protein, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils, sodium phosphates, mono sodium glutamate, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium inosinate and guanylate, xanthan gum.
FAB B Lite
Contains: Hydrolyzed soy protein, partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed and peanut oils,, sodium phosphates, mono sodium glutamate, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium inosinate and guanylate, xanthan gum.
FAB C
Contains: Hydrolyzed soy protein, partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed and peanut oils, sodium phosphates, mono sodium glutamate, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium inosinate and guanylate, xanthan gum.
FAB P
Contains: Hydrolyzed soy protein, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils, sodium phosphates, mono sodium glutamate, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium inosinate and guanylate, xanthan gum.
FAB Free (Contains no added MSG)
Contains: Hydrolyzed soy protein, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils, sodium phosphates, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium inosinate and guanylate, xanthan gum.
 

 

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