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Old 07-27-2020, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question To milk or not to milk?

Person was making shish kebab and suggested soaking the pork in milk. I kind question that decision. I was told that milk helps braking enzymes in meat. I thought it has to be butter milk or yogurt to brake enzymes and regular milk doesn't do that. Am I wrong? Does soaking meat in milk really helps?

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Old 07-27-2020, 09:23 AM   #2
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Only time I've heard to soak with milk is to help get rid of "gamey" taste in wild fowl, maybe meat of wild boar. Also sometimes used to help with the 'bitter' taste in kidneys and liver.

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Old 07-27-2020, 09:33 AM   #3
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Dairy based marinades provide a tenderizing function.
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I'd love to chime in here with cooking wisdom However, Andy already siad anything that I would have said, but without as many words.In other words, as to Andy's comment, +1.

This explains it if you so desire more info -https://oureverydaylife.com/can-tend...ilk-42846.html.

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Old 07-27-2020, 10:55 AM   #5
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Person was making shish kebab and suggested soaking the pork in milk. I kind question that decision. I was told that milk helps braking enzymes in meat. I thought it has to be butter milk or yogurt to brake enzymes and regular milk doesn't do that. Am I wrong? Does soaking meat in milk really helps?
Strange question, coming from you.
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Yogurt makes a great presoak for meat tot tenderize. If you add seasoning to the yogurt - even better. Good read here: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/yogurt-marinating
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Old 07-28-2020, 02:40 PM   #7
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But no one has addressed the fact that Charlie is talking about plain milk - not yogurt, sour creme or other acidic/bacterialized derivatives of milk - my impression is just milk.

I shouldn't think that there is enough bacteria (or whatever) in our pasteurized milk to have any effect on meats.

Well, at least within a time frame where we would want to eat it after!
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Strange question, coming from you.
Learning to cook has nothing to do with my religious observance.
I keep those separate.
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Thank you everybody. So I was wrong milk can be used as marinade. Though I was not completely wrong butter milk, or yogurt are better than regular milk. Thank you Chief for that article.
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You are very welcome, my friend. Any time I can provide something of worth, it makes my day, even if the info comes from elsewhere. And just for the record, you are one of the people I enjoy sharing info with the most.

No one take offense. There are a number of you, both female, and ale that I also really enjoy on DC.

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