Stab a paring knife through the edge
of the silverskin. Snake it just beneath
the surface. Slip your finger through
and tug it away from the muscle.
Let the blade run along the inside
of the membrane. Scrape it free.

Pat the fibers dry. Heat tussling steam
will never brown. Won’t awaken salivation.

Scald the flesh while the oven warms.

Probe and watch the temperature.
Out early–let it finish on the counter.

Don’t slice on the bias; your tongue
will make your tasting eyes forget.