Top 10 Tips for Pork
August 30, 2012
Bump up the flavor of grilled pork by adding hickory, mesquite, apple or cherry woods to your coals.
Turn pork with tongs instead of a fork, which can cause flavorful juices to escape.
For safety’s sake, don’t baste meat with the marinade it was soaking in. Set some aside beforehand for this purpose.
For more even cooking, leave some space between pork cuts when placing them on the grill.
Live at 145
The magic porkTip for perfect, juicy pork is 145 degrees. And be sure to let it rest a few minutes before serving.
When shopping for pork, avoid packages with tears, holes, leaks or excessive liquid.
In the butcher’s case, look for pale pink pork with white fat and just a bit of marbling.
For the most tender pork, cut across the grain.
To ensure pork won’t stick on the grill, apply oil or oil spray to clean racks.
For best flavor, wait until the grill is up to the desired temperature before cooking pork.