Home Cooking 5

to rinse or not to rinse

Lamechop | Jul 14, 2005 05:24 PM


Should I be rinsing any packaged meat before cooking? I read somewhere that rinsing the meat can cause it to absorb the water and thus not caramelize as easily. I can't seem to forego rinsing because I think of the possible dirt and grime? Am I overreacting?

Also, I purchase sashimi quality fish, and wonder if I'm ruining the fish by rinsing it as well.

What are you thoughts?

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