Cooking: letting meat “rest” from the fridge

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor mentions a surprising tip.

Apparently, cooking meat right from the fridge could be a mistake. Rather, it’s suggested to let refrigerated meat sit out from the fridge for awhile before cooking it. Just a short time, such as ten or fifteen minutes’ rest from the fridge, before cooking, can help. (For safety reasons, one should never let it sit out more than two hours.)

The proposed reason why meat should be allowed a rest from refrigeration, before cooking, is that its temperature rises more gently that way. The result is that the center cooks more easily. Otherwise, a few extra minutes might be needed, which could start to dry the outside.


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