I Dry Aged EVERY Meat, ATE them and this happened!

Welcome back to Guga Foods everybody
my name is Guga. Today I am going to dry-aged every single meet I can find.
Check it out! before starting I want you to understand what dry aging is. I like to use a special membrane which is called Umai Dry. It allows me to dry age
at home without any special equipment and all there is to do is to put it
inside of this membrane set it in a cooling rack and put it on my regular
refrigerator for the desired time to dry age. In essence what dry age does is it
extracts moisture from the meat it also tenderizes the meat and it develops a
unique flavor that I enjoy. And the end results sometimes vary. Most of the time
with a more intense flavor and after dry aging several steaks including the most
expensive steak in the world, which was Japanese Wagyu a5, my subscribers always
ask me to dry aged every type of meat. So today by their request I am dry aging
everything I can find. So let's begin. We start off with shrimp.

I have no idea
what's about to happen but I'm excited to find out. For preparation I kept a
pretty simple I made sure they were all deveined and also removed all the shells
and in most I try to keep the tails intact. As you'll be seeing throughout
this video the only thing left to do is to put it in the bag and make sure that
I set all of them to the edge. That way when I'm using my vacuum sealer I try to
remove most of the air out. It does not matter how much you try all of the air
will not come out and that's okay. Now there's left to do is to put it on a
cooling rack to make sure the air circulates all the way around and put it
on my refrigerator to dry-aged for 15 days.

Once the time was up this is what
it looks like. It is paper-thin. I don't think there's
anything left. I mean check this out! But let's open it and check it out what we
got. And once I did this is what it looks like. It doesn't smell fishy, it doesn't
smell like shrimp, it actually has no smell at all and it feels like rubber,
like hard rubber. Once I split it open with my hands check it out there's
nothing left. Remember that we took all the shells out. Wow!
I mean if I take it apart and put something like this. Look at it you can
make a sculpture out of it. Since it's so dry there's no smell it is a perfect
sculpture. But hey we got to try it and see how it tastes.
Once I cut it up and check out what it looks like.

There's almost nothing there
but once I tried it it's terrible. Oh it's like fishy and rubbery I thought
it was gonna be kind of like a chip. Nope! But what if I grabbed another piece and
put some fire on it. So I took my torch and went to town. Cooking it a little bit
might make it better. As you can see after I was done with the torch is very
dry. So I dunked it in olive oil and put a little bit of sea salt on top. That
should make it better let's see. Blah nope that is horrible nope not for me. Absolutely
not! chicken breast. This might be one of the most consumed protein throughout the
entire world. So everyone knows what chicken breast tastes like and to be
honest this one got me a little nervous. But hey it's an experiment and I'm gonna
give it a go.

Remember do not try this at home. I'm still very curious to find out
what will happen. So after putting it in the membrane and let it dry age for a
total of 15 days this is what I got. That friends is a dry aged chicken breast. The
most important thing to know if you had success is the smell. If it smells bad
throw it away. If it's a weird smell throw it away faster. However when I
picked up this chicken breast and I took a sniff at it it was fine. It did still
smell a little bit like chicken but not in a bad way. Some parts were soft just
like play-doh. The thinner edges however was like a
rock. Since the smell was not bad it gave me confidence to trim it and even though
it was hard it was manageable.

And here's what it looks like inside. And after you
take it out of the bag if you smell it and it does not smell bad then you are
90% okay. And by trimming it and taking another smell you'll be able to tell if
it's bad. And this one did not ring any alarm. But once I was done with the
trimming this is what I got. A very large amount of unused chicken in a very tiny
piece for me to cook. I mean holding it in my hand guys this is very little. And
it's kind of sticky which is very interesting and as I mentioned no bad
smell.

I kept the seasoning simple with a little bit of oil just to make sure that
my seasoning will stick then season it with salt and freshly ground black
pepper. I pan-seared it until was fully cooked.
And as you can see it's so thin that he only took a few seconds. And there we
have it fully dry aged chicken breast. And once I cut it up and check it out
it looks quite dry and the smell that is coming through is very interesting.
It smells like pork cracklin it's a nice smell. But let's see how it tastes.
Huh i'll tell you one thing it does not taste like chicken. It is weird
I would say a mix of chicken and fish. By no mean is it bad but it is dry so dry I
had to take a juice break. And after lubricating my throat I had an idea. I
know you're gonna think I'm crazy but hold on a second. Let's just throw this
inside of the orange juice and dunk it real good to make it nice and moist and
taste it.

Oh yeah that's way better. That's what I'm talking about. Again
don't try this at home! Bacon! We all know what they can taste
like. I'll tell you one thing bacon is amazing it is just basically candy, that
is how good it is. But I have no idea what dry-aging is gonna do to it however
I'm super pumped to find out. So after putting it in the membrane and I let it
sit on my refrigerator to dry age for a total of 35 days.

And once I did, this is
what I got. It completely changed color as expected. Hey but we can't really tell
what this looks like so I gotta remove it out of the membrane and once I did
that this is what I was left with. It smells wonderful. It still smells like
bacon, but kind of like cooked bacon. Hey I'm
excited to find out what we got inside. And as I did my first cut whoa what is
that? It looks like Wagyu beef and the smell
that is coming through is just amazing. Like I said it smells like cooked bacon
and I can't wait to find out what its gonna taste. So I quickly sliced it in
small pieces and you already know that bacon has already plenty of salt so
there's no need for seasoning.

Then I threw it in the pan to pan fry it and I
cooked that in till was nicely golden brown. And the funny thing is that it
cooks a lot faster than regular bacon, it seems like the fat just melts very fast
and reminds me of Japanese Wagyu a5 when I'm cooking it. But once I was done check
this out. Hey you tell me that doesn't look good
come on now. I wish you could smell it. It is a wonderful smell but hey the
important thing is how it's gonna taste. And when I took my first bite hahaha yes a nice strong flavor of bacon it did not change the profile of the taste. It
just became better bacon. Oh that's good this one is gonna go into the empty
plate club. This is pork tenderloin as the name says it's very tender, but it's
also very lean. After putting it in the bag setting on my cooling rack I decided
to dry it for a total of 25 days. Once the time was up I quickly removed it
from the bag, laid it on my cutting board and this is what it looks like.

That to
me looks exactly like beef. These little white parts got me a little worried I
thought it was mold but then again when I took a closer look at it it wasn't.
This one is looking good. And when I smelled it I didn't find anything wrong
with it. It's interesting that the top part lost way more moisture than the
bottom. So I quickly took my knife sliced it open and this is what I got.
Whoa that looks good as you can see it's just like beef and
perfectly dry-aged. Sometimes when you open it up he has a weird funky smell
however this one doesn't. Whenever your dry aging this is exactly what you're
looking for.

So I moved on to the next step which is remove all the pellicles
they are hard, they don't taste good and that's something that you should always
get rid of. And I am a true believer of not being cheap, remove all of it. When I
was done this is what I got left. All the pellicles on the left and the good stuff
on the right.

Yes the yield is not that great. Holding it on my hand I can
already tell this is gonna be something good. The meat is extremely tender it
also smells wonderful reminds me of bacon. I know it sounds weird but it does.
And check this out it's just basically falling apart.
And if it's doing that before it's cooked oh boy I can already tell it's
gonna be good. So I quickly seasoned it with salt and pepper nothing else.
Pan fried it with a little bit of oil and make sure that all edges got a nice
crust. I mean if you take a look at this you will never be able to tell that this
was actually dry aged first. But once I sliced that open check this out.
It looks so juicy and as I take a bite yes that is phenomenal. It's slightly
stronger than fresh but in a very nice way. I mean check it out this one was a
success. Let me see if I can cut it by myself with my fork.

Yes that is tender
very nice, oh I like that. And here we have salmon. It is one of my favorite
fishes to eat smoked, dry aged or even raw as a sushi. Salmon is always good and
you already know the drill after putting it in the membrane I put it on my
refrigerator so that it will sit for a total of 20 days. Once the time was up I
quickly removed it from the refrigerator and this is what I got. That color is
very interesting. It almost looks translucent at the same
time it does not feel like a rock like the other ones. Alright enough playing
with it let's open it up and see what we got. And once I've done all of that oh
boy this is oily.

But at the same time take a look at that color. It still
smells like salmon but nothing overpowering that's a good sign.
Alright let's cut it open and see what we got. And after my very first slice
whoa check that out. It looks like perfection
to me. However I will say one thing it is extremely oily I'm not quite sure if
that's a good thing or a bad thing. After I removed the skin I noticed the
bloodline is very strong and it also feels kind of sticky and gooey. I say you
know what that's gotta go. And when I was done trimming this is what I got. I mean come on doesn't that look like perfection. Very nice an intensive color and I can't wait
to find out how it's gonna taste. I kept the seasoning simple with only
salt and freshly ground black pepper nothing else.

I throw in some oil and
cook my fish into my preferred doneness. You would never be able to tell that this
was actually dry-aged first. And when I try to cut it open ahahahahaha come on!
And when I take my first bite… Oh hahaha hahaha yes that is phenomenal!
It is difficult to put it in words. It still tastes like salmon, but just better.
Super oily, concentrated flavor and to be honest with you I don't even want to
talk, I just want to eat. That was awesome! Ground beef! I like to grind my own meat,
and it was done 90% lean which I used sirloin and 20 percent fat. After putting
it in the membrane and let it dry age for 35 days this is what I got. It is a solid
rock, zero gaps in between and to my surprise it is exactly what I'm looking
for when dry aging. And when I opened it up in my first slice Whoa check that out.
You tell me if that does not look like a Japanese Wagyu a5 beef.

Did I just make
the cheapest wagyu in the world? That looks amazing!
Okay I'm wondering if I can actually make a steak out of this. So I quickly
trim all the pellicles and when I was done this is what I got. I'm excited for
this one. I kept the seasoning simple with salt and freshly ground black
pepper and nothing else. So after quickly pan searing and trying to keep that
temperature at 135 degrees Fahrenheit internally this is what I got. That does
not look like a steak it looks like a croquette. The edge is super crispy and
it held together like a champ. And once I sliced it open… wow that is
juicy friends! remember I always grind my own beef so it gives me confidence not
to have to cook it all the way through.

I mean check it out, one part is a little
bit over cook on the top but the middle is kind of medium-rare which is what I'm
looking for every time I cook a steak. And when I tried it…. yes! That is good!
It's crunchy, juicy in the middle, it has a very mild dry aged flavor. It's nice
and fatty, I mean I'm not gonna go in the limb and say that this is wagyu but man
this makes me happy. Stay tuned because we're gonna explore this further and I
have some great ideas with this. And let me tell you something this joined the clean
plate club. Thin sausage! If you are unfamiliar with
this one it is very popular in Brazil, and we absolutely love it.

It's made out
of pork with some great spices. To dry age it's pretty straightforward just
got to put it in the bag and put it on my refrigerator and dry age for a total
of twenty days. Once the time was up I quickly removed it out of the bag and took
it out, put it on my cutting board and this is what it looks like. To me it
looks exactly like salami, and holding it on my hand it also feels like salami.
It's still a little soft but let me cut this open and see what we got inside.
Check it out! You tell me that doesn't look like
salami. It even smells like salami that's one of the important things with
dry-aged you can always tell if it's good by the smell of it and it smells
wonderful there's absolutely nothing wrong with it, it looks like this was a
success.

If you're wondering if you can remove the casing absolutely not, it
completely binded with the meat. But hey I can't wait to see how this is gonna
taste so I threw it in the pan with a little bit of oil and cooked it up. I
like my sausage a little crispy in the edge so this is perfect and the
wonderful smell that is coming out of it when it's cooking is wonderful.

And once
I was done cooking this is what I got. It smells fantastic and how does it taste
woah strong, very strong. However it no longer tastes like a regular sausage it
has completely changed the profile and I kind of like it. I gotta say it that was
pretty good. Tilapia! Probably one of the most popular freshwater fish After putting it in the bag and letting it dry aged for a total of 21 days this is what
I got. It's looking very similar to the shrimp but let's open it up and see what
we got inside. Whoa! What is that? That no longer it looks like a fish. It seems
like it's something from an alien movie. Not looking good. Holding it in my hand
it feels like plastic.

This edge right here is paper-thin however the other
side it still looks like we have some meat. But that edge right there is
exactly like the shrimp. This one is not looking good. But I think we can save
some of the thicker part so like every dry-aged are started by removing some
pellicles. And the very first part was easy. But the second one what is this?
Hold on let me get a bigger knife. What this is strong, hold on maybe a bigger knife
will do, oh my God there you go bigger always does the job. Let me tell you
something this is very hard plastic and it is almost impossible to cut. But once
I was done with my trimming this is what I got left. Everything that needs to go
bye-bye on the left and the good stuff on the right.
Putting it next to my paring knife you can tell that I have almost nothing left.
The yield of this dry aging experiment is not very good but this one actually
feels kind of nice. I'm excited to find out how it's gonna taste so I throw a
little bit of oil to make sure my seasoning will stick and I throw in a
little bit of salt and pepper nothing else.

Pan seared it until it was nicely
cooked that only took a few seconds and I ended up with a nice-looking piece of
fish, it's just very small. Now when I'm smelling it it smells quite different it
does not smell like fish I would say it smells kind of like pork but when I took
a bite it's nice. However I can't tell in the difference
between this one and a fresh one. The only major difference is that this one
is dry, but taste wise it's the same. Lamb shank! If you are like me you love lamb.
But how is it gonna taste dry aged hmm? At least I never heard of dry aging lamb.
The only way to find out is to do it. So I quickly put it on the membrane and let
it dry age on my refrigerator for a total of 35 days and once the time was
up this is what I got.

Whoa this one is not looking good and it has a very
strong smell. Oh hey but we got it open and see what
we got and once I took it out check this out. I'm not quite sure if it's coming
through the camera but that white part there is actually green. Green on dry
age is a no no. And the foul smell that is coming through is not pleasant.
I hope my camera is doing its justice.

The only thing you can't really
experience is the smell. It smells horrible and something that I'm happy
that you're not experiencing. But I mean once I picked it up check this out
everybody look at that that green stuff is just not normal and once I took a
sniff at it oh that is terrible no, no. I'm not doing it! That is why I tell you
your nose will tell you everything. But hey this is an experiment, I gotta go
through so I started to remove the pellicles and when I did that ah man the
smell is just overwhelming, it intensified by a thousand.

Whenever I'm
dry aging I always listen to my nose. It will tell me everything I need to know.
Trust me you could tell when something is not
good. I mean it seems that the mold even went inside of the bone itself. This is a
complete disaster. I'm really considering cooking it to see if it anything is
gonna change. But when I took a smell of it uh nah forget it.

I'm not doing it
nope let me go sanitize my board and also my knife this is a no-go. Chicken thighs! This one is good because everyone can relate to it. I
also on a test if there's more flavor dry-aging chicken thighs which sounds
totally wrong, that is why we are running this experiment. After 15 days of dry
aging on my refrigerator I took it out and this is what it looks like. I mean if
you've seen a few already what do you think about this? It's way too thin and
it feels like a rock. So I quickly went to town on removing all the pellicles.
I'll tell you one thing, as I open this up it smells much stronger than the
chicken breast. And when I say strong I mean it. Let me be clear does not smell
like it's bad it just has an strong flavor of chicken.

And once I was done
trimming I got all the pellicles on the left and the rest of my chicken thighs
on the right. I mean check this out this is like not even a bite. It's probably
smaller than a piece of sushi. But hey the important thing is the taste, so I
quickly seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper. And to keep
everything the same I pan-fried it until was fully cooked. And once I was done
check it out. That my friends is a dry-aged chicken, not very appealing, but
hey let's see how it tastes. Nothing it tastes like a chicken thigh. Nothing
different. It's just a little piece of chicken nothing happened.
How is that possible? I'll tell you one thing it tasted good but I did not
expect that. and here we have Italian sausage. Oh yeah spicy and very popular
throughout the entire United States. So after putting it in the bag I let it
dry-age for a total of 35 days and once the time was up this is what it looks
like. Check out that color it looks like a
chorizo.

So I quickly removed it out of the membrane and here's what we got. To
be honest it smells wonderful. It's still very soft there's almost no pellicles
except on the top and it just feels like a nice soft salami.
And once I was done with my trimming this is what I got. But now there's
enough to do is to cook it up in the pan and see what it tastes like. I mean can
you see the spices coming through? And the smell guys is strong, powerful not in
a bad way. But I'm excited to find out what its gonna taste. But after pan searing
to make sure I cooked all the way through this is what I was left with.
Juicy, smells good and once I took my first bite… hmm
interesting! It tastes like a sausage, there's no difference. I mean I'm used to
eating this sausage so I know exactly what it tastes like. I don't actually
think nothing happened and it was dry aged for quite some time.

It's good but I
much rather that thin one. That's it guys I hope you enjoyed this
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I Dry Aged EVERY Meat, ATE them and this happened!

After so many request to dry age every meat I decided to make it happen. Not only did I dry age them but also ate it! Man this was the most interesting experiment I have ever done and I am glad now I know what happens when you dry age every meat.

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