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.
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!