Definition of tenderize in English:

tenderize

(also tenderise)

verb

  • Make (meat) more tender by beating or slow cooking.

    ‘marinading will add spice and also tenderize the meat’
    • ‘Aging tenderizes beef naturally.’
    • ‘Marinating does two things: it tenderizes the meat and it adds flavour.’
    • ‘Long, slow cooking is the only way to tenderise these cuts.’
    • ‘I like my birds hung overnight (hanging tenderises the meat).’
    • ‘With a meat mallet, pound chicken to tenderize.’
    • ‘We need to use a special type of vinegar to tenderise the meat.’
    • ‘The juices and sauce will help tenderize and flavour the meat.’
    • ‘Long, slow cooking tenderises tougher cuts, making them melt in the mouth.’
    • ‘The marinade is used only to add flavor and tenderize.’
    • ‘Cure the shrimp briefly in salt and sugar to tenderize and flavorize.’
    • ‘There is some debate as to whether or not marinades actually tenderize meat.’
    • ‘The meat is tenderized and then marinated in a sauce made of sugar, soy sauce and the secret ingredient of the day.’
    • ‘Cooking in liquid for lengthy periods works best for tenderizing these cuts.’
    • ‘The marinade of cornflour, sesame oil and rice wine or dry sherry tenderises the meat and supplies a thickening agent for the sauce.’
    • ‘To get the steak ready, lay it between two sheets of plastic wrap and tenderize it by pounding it flat with a meat mallet.’
    • ‘Restaurants often coat meat in cornstarch, which tenderizes it, before cooking.’
    • ‘To tenderize, the marinade must include an acidic ingredient, like lemon juice, vinegar or wine.’
    • ‘If you've selected pork, beef, chicken or turkey, it's important to tenderize it.’
    • ‘Meat and poultry can be marinated for several hours or days to tenderize or add flavor.’
    • ‘The acid will help kill any bacteria lurking in the meat and will tenderize tougher cuts.’
    easily chewed, not tough, chewable, soft, edible, eatable
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Pronunciation

tenderize

/ˈtɛndərʌɪz/