How to Velvet Meat for a Stir-Fry

Velveting Meat

Chowhound Jed Kolko is a Chinese-food autodidact. He’s taught himself to “velvet” his meat for a stir-fry using this marinade, sealing in moisture and keeping the meat soft as it cooks.

This video was originally published in 2008.

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