Baking soda! I saw this tip (can’t even remember where) that said to coat your steak in baking soda and leave it for an hour or so – then rinse and grill. I got two different cuts of steak so I could try a couple different kinds.
The baking soda steaks are on the right – and you can see a noticable color difference in the meat – but would it taste different?
Here’s the smaller cut – grilled up to a perfect medium rare (find out that tip here). The baking soda steak is on the right. Turns out neither of these steaks was incredibly tough – but there was a noticeable tenderness in the baking soda version!
The larger cuts turned out the same – (look at that beautiful crust – yum – drooling now) – with the baking soda version noticeably more tender!
So there you have it – tenderize steaks with one simple ingredient you already have in your house! Baking soda!
Have you tried it?