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Offline StinkyPete

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The best way to tenderize your meat
« on: September 06, 2016, 06:52:00 AM »
Now that I have your attention...

I generally refrain from posting anything of value, but this was too good to pass up. Until I saw this video, I was like so many others where I cleaned, trimmed, and sliced the ab, then pounded each piece until it became rubbery, and then cooked the super thin strips, which takes forever and is a pain in the a$$.

Thanks to this video, those days are over. I tried this method out the other day, and was cutting the ab up into 1/2" thick pieces within minutes of starting the process. It had the consistency of chicken thighs once it was done. Instead of using a pant-leg, I just put the ab in a vacuum sealed bag. If you were out camping, you could probably do a redneck vacuum seal on a ziplock bag and it would work just as well.

Anyhow, if you haven't seen it before, enjoy. Oh, and make sure to watch both parts.



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Offline oldmanfishing

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 07:40:23 AM »
I've been tempted but afraid I would ruin it.... You sold on it ? I'm going try it with my next ab 👍

Offline StinkyPete

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 08:18:30 AM »
I've been tempted but afraid I would ruin it.... You sold on it ? I'm going try it with my next ab 👍

I am totally and completely sold on it. I wish I had taken pictures of the abalone stir-fry I made afterwards. The chunks of abalone in it were big enough that you would have looked at them and said, "No way that isn't going to taste like eating a shoe". Also, this method doesn't make the pieces look like horrible like when you hammer the crap out of them.

It's a game changer for those who haven't tried it.
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Offline Slamson

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 02:37:15 PM »
I've tried it! I recommend trying it if you haven't. Waayyy less work and you taste more meat rather than whatever you're frying it with.

Offline the_derek

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 03:40:56 PM »
+1, I've done this, the edges sometimes get a little soft, and I've broken a few abs in half with this method.
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Offline oldmanfishing

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 05:03:33 PM »
Cool I sliced n battered 5 large abs by myself to feed an army awhile back and by the time I was done I was ready to sell my gear and take up golfing... Last 2 day trip I just took 1 a day and was hesitant on that😂😂

Offline _MikeM_

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 09:16:50 PM »
It's a game changer for those who haven't tried it.

I saw this video about a year ago and it changed my whole attitude about preparing abalone! I wasn't sure it would work when I first tried it but boy was I happy when it did. I won't go back to pounding each slice. Try it if you haven't!

I baked a whole ab in a white wine garlic cream sauce (with mushrooms) after tenderizing using this method. It came out fork tender and was delicious although really rich.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2016, 09:29:23 PM by _MikeM_ »

Offline dank

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 04:18:46 PM »
The best part about this method, besides the time savings, is that there is so much less waste.

Offline Malibu_Two

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2016, 04:51:24 PM »
Does it freeze well if you use this method?
« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 05:49:49 PM by Malibu_Two »

Offline ryang85

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2016, 07:26:40 PM »
wrapping it with a towel and hitting it with a 2 by 4 has a similar effect to this.  it's a lot easier

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2016, 10:56:36 AM »
This guy and his "you have been doing it wrong" quotes,  tho. 

I guarantee the mantle will be seriously chewy with this method...
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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 07:26:07 AM »
Let it slowly die in the refrigerator BEFORE TRYING TO SCHUCK IT!   Try it if you don't beleive me, tis the most tender way
if you kill it, you eat it.... don't be a dick

Offline the_derek

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2016, 11:36:22 AM »
Let it slowly die in the refrigerator BEFORE TRYING TO SCHUCK IT!   Try it if you don't beleive me, tis the most tender way

i thought they got tense as they died. Do you still pound or just let die & cut up?
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Offline naturalSelection

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2016, 12:26:26 PM »
If you let the abalone die in the refer it will be easier to shuck and will be a bit more tender in my experience, but its still necessary to pound it, or beat it over the concrete in a pant leg, or club it with a 2x4, or hang it up as a penata and let your kids do the work.

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Re: The best way to tenderize your meat
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2016, 12:58:20 PM »
If you let the abalone die in the refer it will be easier to shuck and will be a bit more tender in my experience, but its still necessary to pound it, or beat it over the concrete in a pant leg, or club it with a 2x4, or hang it up as a penata and let your kids do the work.
  that's all there is too it, letting the abs soak in freshwater kills them usualy within 10 minutes. ( not going to get into the biology of it)  then you can choose your beating method.

 

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