If you haven't cooked pork tenderloin in a while, you are missing a real treat. When cooked correctly, pork tenderloins are moist and tasty. Tenderloins also cook relatively quickly and are lower in fat than many other pork meat cuts. In fact, according to the National Pork Board, cooked pork tenderloin contains slightly less fat than a piece of cooked skinless chicken of the same weight.
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When it comes to prime rib and there are two basic camps. One side says you must cook it with the bones attached. The idea is that the bones give more flavor to the meat. The other side says that the meat can be just as flavorful without the bones, and easier to carve. If you want to give it a try, here is a boneless prime roast recipe. There are plenty of variations on the basic boneless prime roast recipe so feel free to improvise. ... Read More
It's a sad fact that these days it has become almost essential to marinade most cuts of meat, unless you intend to casserole them. I'll go into why that is the case a bit later on, but for the time being let's just examine why we use marinades at all. Principally there are two reasons. One is to add flavor, and the other is to tenderize. Usually, we are trying to do both.
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Filet mignon is French, of course, with filet meaning "thick slice" and mignon meaning "dainty." Filet mignon comes from the small end of the tenderloin (called the short loin) which is found on the back rib cage of the animal. This area of the animal is not weight-bearing, thus the connective tissue is not toughened by exercise resulting in extremely tender meat. This also means that the meat lacks some of the flavor held by meat that... Read More