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10 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break (Page 5)

You Don’t Let Your Meat Rest

4. You Don’t Let Your Meat Rest

You’re hungry and you want to dig into that steak you just pulled off the grill. Wait! Let your meat rest before you cut into it. By resting, the juices redistribute through the meat and you’ll get juicier results. Cut it too soon, and all the juice runs out on your cutting board and doesn’t end up in your meat. Rest smaller cuts of meat for shorter times (say 5 to 10 minutes or so) and rest larger roasts for longer (up to 20 minutes for a whole turkey, for example).

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