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When to salt (season) beef prior to braising?

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Aldoogie Aug 24, 2009 06:20 PM

Wondering the better method: Shall I salt the beef short ribs one hour prior to braising or do I simply salt/season the meat right before browning. Thoughts? Thanks, A

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    jaykayen Aug 24, 2009 09:15 PM

    One hour isn't really going to make a difference.

    I've taken to marinating short ribs overnight.

    1. ArizonaDave Aug 25, 2009 10:59 AM

      If you're going to brown/sear the ribs prior to braising, I'd definitely salt ahead.
      I'm with A. Brown in believing that the salt will pull proteins to the surface (and not dry out the beef as some say. It would take much more salt and much longer to actually dry it) which will enhance browning.

      my .02

      AzD

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        Aldoogie Aug 27, 2009 12:04 AM

        thanks! thought that as well. cheers,

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