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Should I Salt Meat Before or After Cooking?

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There are conflicting views on whether to salt meat before or after cooking. Unfortunately you will probably need to test both methods and see which works best for you. This is a guide about, "Should I salt meat before or after cooking?".
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August 9, 2010

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

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful
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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.

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful
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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.

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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August 11, 20100 found this helpful

Lynn,
Here is a good article that explains the process - steamykitchen.com/163-how-to-turn-cheap-choice-steaks...

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