Top 10 Tips for Pork

August 30, 2012

  1. Add Wood

    Bump up the flavor of grilled pork by adding hickory, mesquite, apple or cherry woods to your coals.

  2. Fork Off

    Turn pork with tongs instead of a fork, which can cause flavorful juices to escape.

  3. Juice Safely

    For safety’s sake, don’t baste meat with the marinade it was soaking in. Set some aside beforehand for this purpose.

  4. Space Evenly

    For more even cooking, leave some space between pork cuts when placing them on the grill.

  5. 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.

  6. Pack Well

    When shopping for pork, avoid packages with tears, holes, leaks or excessive liquid.

  7. Choose Pink

    In the butcher’s case, look for pale pink pork with white fat and just a bit of marbling.

  8. Slice Across

    For the most tender pork, cut across the grain.

  9. Grease It

    To ensure pork won’t stick on the grill, apply oil or oil spray to clean racks.

  10. Grill Hot

    For best flavor, wait until the grill is up to the desired temperature before cooking pork.

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