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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
It’s a common misconception that all pork products are bad for you. While you may want to keep your intake of fatty and salty bacon modest, lean cuts of pork are just as low in fat and calories as chicken breast (that’s where the slogan “the other white meat” came from). Pork is also one of the best sources of thiamin – an energy producing B-vitamin. So if you’re tired of the same old chicken recipes, give these five a try.
Hot Tips From Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford: Thin cuts of pork can dry out quickly, so try giving them a quick brine first.
What's for dinner this weekend? How about lean, high-protein pork chops?
No ifs, ands or butts about it: turn one slow-cooked pork shoulder into five different meals.
Sometimes getting the family to try something new requires creativity, as with this lean pork recipe.
The T-bone pork chop is the perfect cut for grilling. Also called the “center cut” or “pork loin chop,” it’s immediately recognizable by the T-shaped bone running through it—much like the beefsteak of the same name.
A splash of orange juice with barbecue sauce creates the delightful flavor in these pork chops. If you’re watching your salt, make sure to check the labels on your barbecue sauce (you'd be surprised how much is lurking). Leftovers make a perfect sandwich or slice leftover pork over mixed greens.