Use a Bowl for Simpler Seasoning

By Cook's Illustrated Published November 2015

Here's our test kitchen tip for seasoning smaller cuts of of meat, like cutlets or meat for stir-fries.

When seasoning meat before cooking, we normally lay the pieces on a baking sheet, sprinkle the salt over them in an even layer on one side, and then flip them over and repeat on the second side. This is fine for larger cuts like whole chicken breasts or steaks, but it is tedious when working with smaller pieces, like cutlets or meat for stir-fry. In this case—as we found when developing our Better Chicken Marsala recipe (see related content)—it is far easier, more efficient, and just as effective to place the meat in a bowl, add the salt, and then toss thoroughly to distribute the salt evenly over the meat.