Meat Tenderizers
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Jun 9, 2009 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Others Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Other Standing Time 1 hour
Description: A meat tenderizer is used to tenderize slabs of meat in preparation for cooking the meat. Pineapple and raw papaya are excellent meat tenderizers.

Recipe of Meat Tenderizers

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Raw Pineapple 1 Numbers
Raw Papaya 1 Numbers


  1. Meat tenderizers are proteolytic Enzymesor proteases, enzymes specialized in breaking thepeptide bonds between amino acids found in complex proteins.
  2.  Meat is held together by a complex protein called  collagen and aside from mechanical tenderization and cooking, enzymes are the only other available meat tenderizers.
  3.  Meat is often tenderized before cooking, to make it less tough and more suitable for consumption.
Posted Jun 9, 2009

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Janice Jan 2, 2013
Thanks heaps for this quick and easy meat tenderiser recipe . I always used to end up with meat that is chewy. However I would like to know how this would effect the cooking time if I were to pressure cook the meat . I am assuming it will certainly reduce the time but would it also end up toughening the meat if it were overcooked ? Thanks again.

manisha teckani Aug 13, 2012
have we too wash this paste off befor cooking? and can this also be used for chicken?

Jedi Feb 11, 2011
If you use this to tenderize the meat in the biryani, would you wash off the tenderizer after you have marinated for a few hours or cook with tenderizer on?

Rekha Oct 27, 2010
Do we have to wash off it before we cook,

Niloufer Oct 20, 2010
1)Can dis be made and kept in the fridge for long periods? If so for how long? have I got to use both Pineapple and papaya together or any one fruit will do? Thanks Sanjay. You are enjoying yourself as well as getting a lot of blessings. Imagine the young girls who marry and don't know to cook? They will watch your show and become great cooks. You should also mention when you talk of your videos that it is a great or the best wedding gift any one can rcve. God bless you and your dear family! May the Lord reward you.

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