As Paul McCartney states ever so eloquently..."Let it be"
In a recent interview with The Onion, Paul McCartney, one of two Beatles who are still with us today, disclosed the real meaning behind the lyrics of the song he wrote and sang, "Let it be." McCartney tells us how he used the song as a way to remind all of us carnivores out there about the importance of letting your meat rest not only after you remove it from your heating source BUT, also before!
As Mr. McCartney has highlighted in his interview, it is also very, very important to rest your choice of protein on a platter at room temperature post cooking, and let it be for 5 minutes (or 10-20 if a large roast). This allows all the juices that flow out during the cooking and plating process to have time to slowly creep back in! The juices are then redistributed back into the meat appropriately, allowing for your meal to be as juicy and tender as possible!
Are you thinking what we're thinking? If so, you are correct. The song really should be "Let it rest" if Paul was being true to kitchen lingo. During some post interview texts I exchanged with Macca, he described how "let it rest" sounded too morbid, like we were saying our unpleasant goodbyes. While "let it be" had more of a patience is a virtue vibe, and allowed him to give the protein the moments it needed to gather itself and put its best foot forward in anticipation in making us really, really happy!
Thank you Sir Paul McCartney for the many great contributions you and your team have given this world, and thank you especially for giving us this lovely jingle to remind us how to properly handle one's meat. You are officially an honorary Paulina Market butcher!