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The One Knife You Need For Prepping Grilled Meat
Whether you're breaking down a chicken, spatchcocking a turkey, or removing the bone from a pork chop, finding the right tool for these tasks can be a bit daunting. When you're working with high-quality meat, it's best to choose a proper knife that will achieve clean cuts, and there's one knife that's made just for the job.
A boning knife is the best tool to prepare your meat for the grill, because the blade is strong enough to tear through ligaments and connective tissue and keep the meat intact with ease. With tasks like frenching the bones on the end of a rib or chop, the sharp edge gives you enough control to do so without hurting yourself.
There are multiple types of boning knives as well, such as a curve boning knife and a straight-edge boning knife, which are used for fish and small cuts of meat respectively. Stiff-bladed, broad boning knives are great for thicker cuts, while thin-bladed and flexible boning knives for more precise and difficult cuts.