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Meat tenderizing secrets

2017-10-16 15:50:17

Commercial meat tenderizers also known as tenderizing salts, are available in the spice shops or numerous grocery stores. They are advantageous when no time is available for soaking.

 


 As the meat is prepared in a short time, they are preferable for preparing meat for commercial purposes. Commercial meat tenderizers are items same as salts and comprise of natural functional enzymes which break up the connective tissue within the meat. Most of the brands contain an enzyme termed as papain formed from papaya, or an enzyme known as bromelain derived from pineapple. Papain in a papaya plays the role of a proteolytic enzyme, means it disintegrates the proteins. When it is used to tenderize meat, it metabolizes the connective tissue, which means muscles.  


When you plan to make use of commercial meat tenderizers while cooking meat, you can dust the tenderizer on the uncooked meat on the outer surface. It is enough to dust a tsp on a pound or 2.2 kg of meat. In order to let the enzymes penetrate in the meat, pierce the meat neatly with a fork and afterwards you can directly make it cook. There is no need to keep it. If you don’t recall to punch the meat, only the surface may become smooth but the inner portion stays hard. This difficulty can be avoided by infusing the compound into the meat. However, this is unnecessary if you pierce the meat finely prior to making the dish. Many slaughterhouses inject papain into the animals a short time prior to executing them. Due to this, the papain enters staightaway into the blood circulation of the animals, thus it is carried to connective tissue in the whole the body. The enzyme becomes active (but stops working also after the temperature goes to 150 Fahrenheit), while the meat is made. Although by using of this tenderizing process, meat gets soft in an equal manner than that prepared with peppered papain, the cooked meat generally turns mushy because the enzyme splits out much of the connective tissue with almost no firmness in the meat.Commercial meat tenderizers have certain setbacks. 

They do not work at very cold temperatures, act only to a limited extent at room temperature, and again do not work once the temperature goes over 150 Fahrenheit. Papain cannot easily penetrate deep in the meat, and therefore the cooked meat may continue to be rigid at its core. When you buy products that are tenderized in advance with plenty of salts and other contets, an awful flavor may be given to your completed food.Bromelain, extracted from pineapple also is one of the most widely used commercial meat tenderizers. It is sold in powdered form, mixed with a seasoning or it can be peppered on the surface. After being marinated in the meat, it removes the stiffness of the meat. This substance also, if let work extra, turns the cooked meat over soft. Bromelain also is included in readily available items of meat, for instance meatballs.

 Cooked or tinned pineapple is of no help to act as a tenderizer, the reason being, the enzyme contained in it does not function after heating. When you want to set the meat for soaking before making it, as a rule, to settle steak, pork and poultry for about 24 hours and seafood for 15 minutes to 1 hour. If you hit the meat before preparing the dish, that too gives tenderizing effect. In total, you can use commercial meat tenderizers to impart the desired smoothness to your dish, with frequent habit. 

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