• 29Jul

    Here is a list of my very favorite pork tenderloin recipes:

    This is my favorite pork recipe of all time. It is sweet, tangy, and the pork is tender and juicy.

    Ingredients (serves 2):
    – 1 pork tenderloin
    – 2 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
    – 1/2 cup of dijon mustard
    – 1/2 cup maple syrup
    – 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
    – 1 tbsp butter

    In a small bowl, mix mustard, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and rosemary. Add pork tenderloin to a roasting pan. Smother with sauce, and put in an oven that has been pre-heated to 350F. Meanwhile, add butter to a frying pan and melt on medium heat. Add the rest of the maple syrup and the apples. Sautee until easily pierced by a fork. Turn of heat.

    Once the pork loin is finished, usually about 30 minutes, remove from oven. Serve with apples on top, and any side, although this dish goes perfectly with rice.

  • 24Jul

    Most people consume mainly chicken and beef throughout the week. They are the two big “meat” choices, and are often used for different meals all week long. Maybe fish or pork is thrown in every now and then, but not very regularly. The reason for this post is to explain why you may want to consider using pork loin more often. Here are 5 excellent reasons:

    1 – pork loin is the most versatile of all meats. It goes good with sweet sauces, sour sauces, fruits and vegetables. It is delicious with thyme, rosemary, and a variety of other spices. It can be cooked in many different ways – in the oven, deep fried, pan fried, bbq’ed, roasted, or smoked. And all of these methods produce a different flavor.

    2 – Pork loin is very low fat, but high in protein. If you cut off the fat around the edges, there is no visible fat in the cut, so it is great for those that dislike the taste of fat (like myself).

    3. Pork loin is cheap. For $10-$15, you can buy enough pork to feed a family of 4.

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    4. Pork loin is eeeeeasy to cook. And I mean very easy. All you have to do is make sure that it does not get overcooked, because that produces a somewhat dry and tough meat (same as chicken and beef).

    5. Kids love it! Why? Because it is so versatile, you can easily find a recipe your kid likes (or your husband, parents, siblings, and any other guests).

    Any other reasons why you like pork? Let us and our readers know! In the meantime, check out our pork loin recipes, and start eating some pork loin!