If not processed properly, beef or mutton will not make delicious and nutritious food. This is considered unfortunate, because beef price is quite expensive, which can reach more than Rp. 100,000, and once reached Rp. 200,000.
One issue that makes beef or mutton less enjoyable is the non-tender texture, even very tough. But you don't need to worry. Just pay attention to the several following tricks to process beef or mutton.
Do Not Cook Immediately
After being cut, the beef or mutton is in tense condition. If it is immediately cooked, it can become tough. Thus, letting the meat sit for 3-5 hours after being cut is the most appropriate way to process meat and make it tender.
Some meat has unique characteristics. Mutton, for example, should not be cleaned with water because it can make the smell worse. The solution is to wipe clean the mutton, then boil it before processed into cooked food.
Meanwhile, beef can be cleaned with water. To make the texture softer, the water to use should be mixed with a little lime, and boil or pour with hot water to remove the remaining lime.
As addition to cover the strong meat smell, spice can be used to make the meat flavor stronger and its texture softer. Some spices can be used according to the type of food to cook.
For example, ginger dropped to the boiled meat, pepper, turmeric, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, alliums, etc. Keep in mind to use only as necessary.
Pay Attention to Cooking Details
To get soft texture, meat should be cooked at very high temperature. After its pores seem to open, decrease hob temperature to prevent the meat from crushed.
To help you doing it, it is advisable to use the Electrolux EHI6450BA induction hob. This hob comes with a lot of advantages, one of which is temperature control which will make your meat cooking process easier, with better result. Go and try it yourself!