Cooking Louisiana  - Critical Cooking Temperatures
Cajun cooking, like any other, is subject to the same "safe preparation" rules. Like most people I can't remember off the top of my head the safe "done" temperatures of everything I cook. With that in mind I gathered up the info that's important and consolidated it here for easy reference. No one wants to get sick from food and cooking temps are one factor that promotes food that is safe to consume.

All temperatures should be taken with a Meat Thermometer at the center of the thickest part and away from the bone.

Because information like this is so critical, and may change, I am directing you to the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services website for cooking temperatures. Click Here...

Note: Raw dressing should never be cooked in the meat (like a turkey). When doing a stuffing always cook the dressing fully, then stuff the meat with it.

Here is the Government web site for food safety. It has a ton of information. Click Here...

Be smart, cook wisely!