Is it really important to let meat rest before you cut it?

Salt-and-Pepper Beef Roast
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When meat comes off the heat, it is soft and more difficult to carve in nice even slices. More importantly, though, when you cut just-cooked meat, you lose more of the juice. When you let a steak rest a few minutes, or a big roast rest for a half hour, you will lose far less juice when you cut into it.

Recipe: Salt-and-Pepper Beef Roast

Nov, 2012

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