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Cooking Pork

Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig, which is one of the most typically consumed meats worldwide. Since pork is so popular, it occupies almost as much space as chicken in the supermarkets. It’s also a common ingredient of sausages . Because of its enjoyable, mild flavor, pork is versatile enough to go with everything from sweet fruits to stronger flavors like vinegar, chilies, garlic, soy and ginger. Numerous people like cooking pork nowadays and particularly popular throughout eastern Asia and the Pacific due to its flavor and easy cooking techniques.

Samples of Asian’s Pork Cooking

Chinese Twice Cooked Pork Stir Fry

Chinese Twice Cooked Pork Stir Fry

Huei Guo Rou (Re-cooked Pork)

Huei Guo Rou Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork 

Pork Cooking Temperature

In the past, people inclined to be concerned about trichinosis in pork and hence overcooked it; as a result, pork was served only when it was well done to ensure the meat was safe to eat and to melt out the fat. These parasites are destroyed when the internal temperature reaches 140°F. However, generally speaking, pork should not be overcooked. If pork is cooked to a higher temperature, the meat tends to run dry and get tough. It’s said that medium 160°F (71.1°C) is a suitable temperature to get a juicy and tender flavor. It’s a good idea to use a meat thermometer to test for doneness; cutting into the meat to exam color will cause too many good juices to run out.

Keep the Pork Under 160°F To Keep The It Juicy and Tender Using A Meat Thermometer

Meat Thermometer

Pork Quality

Pork actually can be eaten for any meal of the day. From a fry-up in the morning to pork chops for dinner, it’s an underrated meat that is pretty easy to cook and not too expensive, depending upon the cuts you choose. There are a lot of ways that you can learn when you want to know how to cook pork. On a global scale, it is the most-often-eaten meat and is the preferred meat in German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and many other cuisines. Pork is eaten in various ways, including cooked, cured, or smoked or a combination of these methods. The method you choose depends on the pork cut, personal preference, and time. After all, pork is such a mild flavored meat that it will combine with many different flavors and cuisines. When you are buying pork, look for an even pink color, with little fat marbling and a thin rim of fat around the edge of the meat. The flesh should be firm and should smell sweet. Cook pork to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F; this holds true for roasts, tenderloin, and pork chops.

Ideal Pork For Good Flavors

Fresh Pink Pork

Cooking Pork Tips

Here are some tips that you should follow when you are cooking pork. Above all, when cooking thicker cuts of meat or roast, you are bound to cook it for 30 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F. since the time spent will depend on the amount of pork, you had better figure out the correct cooking time. Next, keep in mind that no matter what you are cooking you should make sure that the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. For the thicker cuts of meat, cook it slower and at a lower temperature. Besides, you should buy a meat thermometer, which will free you from trying to guess if it is done. When using a meat thermometer, make a very small hole in the pork to keep as much juice in the meat as you can. Following these three tips, no matter what pork you are cooking you will get delicious meat and know that you are not going to get sick because it is not done.

Photo Sources:
1. Chinese Twice Cooked Pork Stir Fry
2. Huei Guo Rou Pork
3. Sweet and Sour Pork
4. Meat Thermometer
5. Fresh Pink Pork

One Response to “Cooking Pork”

  1. The most interesting. People regularly neglect the importance of testing thetemperature of food. It is not onlyimportant for cooking uncooked food but also for re-heating where you need to make sure the bacteria are destroy

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