Just because you can’t afford to eat grass-fed Wagyu every day, doesn’t mean you have to accept the status quo from lesser cuts when it comes to flavor or texture. That’s where tenderizing your meat comes into play. While the usual methods of messaging your protein involve pulling a Thor on your helpless meal-to-be, the Microplane Easy Prep Meat Tenderizer ($20) keeps things quiet and simple. Rolling its sharp etched blades to break down tough fibers is the culinary equivalent to aerating your lawn. The experience may not feel as significant as wielding a heavy mallet, but the fine folks at Food Republic report that the results are still the beefs neez.
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