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Do you salt meat before it's cooked or after? I heard salting before or while cooking made meat tougher and not as juicy?
By Lynn from LaCrosse, WI
I prefer to salt meat just before I start cooking it. I watch a lot of the cooking shows on Food Network, and the chefs do it this way.
Every chef I have seen on Television (I watch lots of Food Network and Cooking channel) all salt before cooking. I salt my meat before cooking.
Near the end of the cooking time or after it is done cooking. I checked it out online and many websites say that salting meat before cooking coaxes out the juices and makes the meat drier.
Here is a good article that explains the process - steamykitchen.com/