Are you supposed to rinse steak before you cook it?

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  1. jupiter57

    jupiter57 Diamond Member

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    Here in our little one-horse town, Wal-Mart is practically the only place left to buy groceries.
    There, the steaks have some sort of "film" on them, feels like some sort of oil. I'm sure it is there to keep the meat from changing color, but you always have to rinse it off before you marinate, or the marinade will not penetrate the steak very well.
    But yes, even if steak didn't have that film, I would still rinse it.
     
  2. mztykal

    mztykal Diamond Member

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    Steak, from Walmart...

    WTF?!

    It's like pie, and chips, for FREE! 0_o
     
  3. dman

    dman Diamond Member

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    There was some report on one of the evening news shows years back and it stated that rinsing the steak even a few seconds cut down a lot on the carcinogens and otherwise has no negative effects, so, I do it.
     
  4. Mucker

    Mucker Platinum Member

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    I think that may only apply to tube steak Howard :confused:

    In most cases it's probably wise to wash your meat before taking it to the fire....especially here in Nevada.........
     
  5. SilverThief

    SilverThief Diamond Member

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    `Bah humbug.....be a man...drag that meat through the dirt on the way to the grill!
     
  6. RichUK

    RichUK Diamond Member

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    I'm no cook, but i heard that you are not supposed to run it through water.
     
  7. mrrman

    mrrman Diamond Member

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    I always wash any kind of meat that I am cooking...dont like it when it sits in that store package and goes right to the grill/frying pan...gross