SECRET TO GRILLING GREAT PORK
& Techniques of the BBQ Guru : The
Secret to Grilling Great Pork
economical way to buy pork is to buy the entire loin.
That's right, all 8 - 9 lbs. I can usually find this
on sale for under $2.00/lb. Don't confuse this with
a tenderloin - same idea but a slightly different cut.
You should keep your eye out for tenderloin sales as
well, though they seem to be rare.
family of four, two young kids, will eat approximately
2 lbs. per meal. So, I cut the loin into three to four
big pieces and freeze them. To keep freezer burn off,
wrap in plastic wrap and make sure that it is touching
the meat in all places. Then I freeze in zip-type freezer
bags and take out these individual pieces to eat.
you can cook each of these large chunks or you can cut
them into 1" chops or you can cut them into strips for
stir fry . . . Ahhhhh the precious
pig . . . so versatile yet so unappreciated!
OK enough blathering!!
are cooking instructions for the various cuts of pork.
matter what cut of pork you are fixing, the internal
meat temp should be between 145º to 155ºF when
you take them off the grill. That temp will go up 5º
to 10º while they rest. If you let them cook any more
than that, they will dry out. (Not to worry, trichinae
is killed off at 137ºF).
grilling, always brush with oil to prevent sticking.
grill like any steak or burger. Sear each side on
high heat for 2 - 3 minutes and then turn heat to
medium and finish cooking.
at 450ºF on each side for 5 minutes, turn heat to
400ºF and cook for an additional 40 - 50 minutes.
each side at 450ºF, turn down to 400ºF and cook an
additional 15 - 20 minutes.
finished grilling, always let the meat rest -
5 minutes for chops and tenderloin and 10 minutes for
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Taylor is know as the BBQ Guru on the RecipeGoldmine
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and Smoking. Over the last twenty years barbecuing has
caught on fast in the UK but for most of us it is still
an unexplored form of cuisine - a few chops and some
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