I soak all of the prepaired (trimmed of fat and membrane backstraps/roasts/steaks in salt water (heavy salt) let it sit for 10-15 minutes.... rinse, drain and repeat. Keep the water cold, and repeat until the water is not bloody. I also have stripped the steaks/backstraps thin, put it through the salt water rinse, and then cook it in sauted onions, garlic, and your spice of choice. I use the strips in stir fry, philly steak sandwiches... or with a light BBQ sause! It is my standby procedure for outstanding meals. I will try and post a few recipies soon.