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Does it make sense to pound a shell steak with a meat tenderizer before pan grilling?

When does one tenderize steak? I've only done it for chicken paillard.

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bugbitten added almost 2 years ago

No, not a shell steak, they're very tender.

ChefOno added almost 2 years ago
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Pounding meat to tenderize it falls into the same category as things done to "seal in the juices", i.e. nonsense or kitchen lore.

Pounding is about thickness, either thinning a cut or equalizing an already thin but uneven cut.

chefsusie added almost 2 years ago

I agree with the sealing in juice myth. But, what evidence/infornation do you have that pounding meat does not tenderize.

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