Tender meat is the name of the BBQ game, and like most things in life, you get out what you put in. That's why meat massage is on every pitmaster's list of techniques for meat tenderising.
This is the lowdown on how to tenderise meat through massage, and why it'll transform your next BBQ. Grab yourself a healthy slab of the stuff and get kneading.
WHY IS KNEADING MEAT IMPORTANT?
Kneading meat is as fundamental as it gets: hands, meat and a bit of elbow grease. Here's what you need to know.
Massaging meat helps soften it up and make it more tender. No hammer needed. Just make sure to have clean hands and work the meat through, sports massage style.
Take your meat massaging to the next level by adding it to your marinating routine. You'll notice the difference when you sink your teeth into it. The sugars, acids, and juices in your marinade will make your meat more mouth-watering and tender. Make sure your marinade is everywhere it needs to be. Get stuck in. Use your hands. Make every inch juicy and tender.
TECHNIQUES FOR TENDERISING MEAT
Let's get the juices flowing. Here's how to tenderise meat.