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?