Definition of tenderizer in English:

tenderizer

(also tenderiser)

noun

  • 1A thing used to make meat tender, in particular:

    • ‘You can also do the above, but sprinkle them with a natural meat tenderizer.’
    • ‘Proteolytic enzymes such as papain from papaya and bromelain from pineapple are used in extract form as meat tenderizers.’
    • ‘The use of enzymatic tenderizers in meat cookery is attended by several limitations.’
    • ‘The meat tenderizer helps take the sting out of bites from the forests ' "very prolific life forms," she said.’
    • ‘When Patricia gets ready to travel to Mexico's tropical forests, she packs a machete and her meat tenderizer.’
    • ‘Use a tenderizer or the back of your knife to soften the meat.’
    • ‘The leaves may also be used in omelets and other egg dishes, or as a meat tenderizer.’
    • ‘But I was pretty well into my teens before discovering that a steak didn't necessarily have to be flayed in a mechanical tenderizer to make it chewable.’
    • ‘It is thought to have preservative qualities and to be a tenderizer.’
    • ‘Marinades can be especially important for meat because they also work as a tenderizer.’
    • ‘It is similar to the enzyme papain (made from papaya), which is used commercially as a meat tenderizer.’
    • ‘It contains an enzyme that works as a natural meat tenderizer.’
    • ‘Gold Medal winner Product Description Meat tenderizers enhance the effects of marinades and reduce cooking time up to 40 %.’
    • ‘The crystals sold as meat tenderizer are papain.’
    • ‘These are used in detergents, flour conditioners, some pharmaceuticals and meat tenderizers.’
    • ‘I have a friend who used to sprinkle generous amounts of tenderizer onher meat while it was cooking in the pan.’
    • ‘Others prefer to use a paste of meat tenderizer in vinegar.’
    • ‘There's an Italian veal cutlet, pounded felt-thin - still with crisscross marks from its time under the tenderizer - dipped in an egg bath and fried in olive oil.’
    • ‘Some beach officials have also been stocking up on meat tenderizer, which is believed to ease the sting's pain.’
    • ‘Chemical tenderizers, using enzymes which break down proteins, can also be rubbed over meat before cooking.’
    1. 1.1 A substance such as papain which is rubbed on to meat or used as a marinade to soften the fibres.
      • ‘Commercial tenderisers have papaya as a major ingredient.’
      • ‘The veal with black olives and mushrooms appeared to be liberally doused with meat tenderizer.’
      • ‘This contains an enzyme that works as a natural meat tenderizer.’
      • ‘Doctors generally recommend pain relievers, ice packs and meat tenderizer to treat insect bites and stings.’
      • ‘Chemical tenderizers, using enzymes which break down proteins, can also be rubbed over meat before cooking.’
      • ‘As a natural tenderiser, it makes one of the most effective marinades around’
      • ‘The leaves may also be used in omelets and other egg dishes, or as a meat tenderizer.’
      • ‘Others prefer to use a paste of meat tenderizer in vinegar.’
      • ‘This additive is an ingredient in many processed meats and tenderizers.’
      • ‘Enzymes, such as papain from papaya and bromelain from pineapple, are used in extract form as meat tenderizers.’
      • ‘Pineapple is somewhat of a meat tenderizer and its juice adds great flavor in marinades.’
      • ‘On the other hand, the company must have run out of tenderizer by the time it got to its Steak-Outs.’
      • ‘The fat itself acts as a tenderizer by preventing the loss of moisture.’
      • ‘This additive is found in Chinese food, seasoned salt, meat tenderizers and soy sauce.’
      • ‘It turns out the steaks had been injected with meat tenderizers and seasonings.’
      • ‘The subtilisins are used in such diverse applications as meat tenderizers, laundry detergents, and proteolytic medicines.’
      • ‘You can also do the above, but sprinkle them with a natural meat tenderizer.’
    2. 1.2 A small hammer with teeth on the head, used to beat meat.
      • ‘She felt like she had been pummeled with a meat tenderizer.’
      • ‘There's an Italian veal cutlet with crisscross marks from its time under the tenderizer.’
      • ‘I feel as if I have been lightly pounded with a meat tenderiser from head to toe.’
      • ‘Sylvie was holding a meat tenderiser - a square metal mallet with little spikes on each hitting surface.’
      • ‘Put the veal cutlets between two pieces of wax paper and smack them flat with a tenderizer.’
      • ‘She stood up smoothly and whacked it as hard as she could with the tenderizer.’

Pronunciation:

tenderizer

/ˈtɛndərʌɪzə/