In Baja i learned a trick for eating tough old chickens—the papayas down there are huge—take one—cut it in half–put that tough old hen in one half ‘ top with the other and put it in a med hot oven for an hour and —tada!!! you would not believe how tender that bird becomes—not to mention sweet!!! You have to pick it up with a large spoon! Papaya!!! The meat tenderizer that tastes good!!!!
Tiki probably knows but for anyone who doesn’t, papaya contains papain which is an enzyme that breaks down protein including meat fiber and is found in most commercial tenderizers.