When Sunday rolls around, a Roast Pork Loin, is near the top of my favorite things to cook list. There’s something special about a roast, that gets the whole family together around the table for a “traditional” meal, and while I love roast chickens, roast beef, a roasted pork provides a ton of great options.
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In the land of large roasts, this Italian Porchetta may just be king. I’ve seen many different versions on this recipe, but this one, using pork loin and belly is one of my favorites. I’ll show you have to make a wonderful herb butter, that used to flavor the loin, that is literally wrapped up in a large slab of pork belly.
Until recently, a Bolognese sauce has always meant a tomato and meat sauce. So I was blown away when I saw Lidia Bastianich take a totally different spin on the recipe, creating a White Bolognese. This sauce, still with meat, drops most of the tomato, adding a bit more cream and ricotta…which leaves it…well…white.
Learning how to brine will benefit you not just for the Thanksgiving Turkey, but throughout the year. And fortunately, it is so simple, that with a quick read, and a view my “How to Brine” video, you’ll have it mastered in no time. With a good brine your recipe (whether it be pork, chicken or seafood) will turn out more tender, more juicy and more flavorful. So...why not start brining?
Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite things to cook. It is tremendously versatile, works great with all kinds of other ingredients, and is one of the leaner healthier meats available. That said, to fully appreciate it, it needs to be cooked well, and there are some specific do’s and don’ts that will ensure insure a tasty, tender, and moist pork tenderloin. Below, and in the video, I explain how to cook a pork tenderloin, and I think you may be surprise with how simple and quick it is. Hope you find this cooking technique helpful, and enjoy you pork tenderloin!
There are a lot of ways to cook pork chops, and unfortunately I can’t cover them in all here. However, I can show one of my absolute favorites, and the one that I think every home cook needs to know – Pan Roasting. A pan roasted pork chop (assuming you use the right techniques) has a great sear on the outside which creates little caramelized bit and pieces that have a ton of flavor. At the s
If you are a lover (or maybe just a like-er) of beans, then I have the dish for you. The recipe is cassoulet. Some may not have heard that name before, so to put it in simple terms....“Insanely delicious bean stew, with incredibly good pieces of meat”…but I guess that doesn’t quite role off the tongue like Cassoulet. The dish is classic French cooking a
A Salad Lyonnaise is a thing of beauty (the French really know what they are doing). In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Lyonnaise salad, to which I’ve added a few sautéed Chanterelle mushrooms (which I don’t think are super traditional but yummy none the less). The combination of ingredients is awesome. First off, you’ve got bacon and eggs.
I think I was at a taco truck when I had my first taste of authentic Carnitas. For those who haven’t had carnitas, it is pork (generally a tougher cut like shoulder) slowly braised or roasted until the meat is fork tender and succulent. But that’s not the end. The meat is then either fried or broiled, so that the outsides crisp up and some more of the fat renders ou
Fried rice is one of my favorite dishes and a goto the night after ordering Chinese food. I invariably end up having leftover rice, and after a night in the fridge, the rice ends up drying out and is never really great on its own. However, that dried-out, leftover rice makes the perfect platform for fried rice. I also always have a few vegetables lying around that are easily cho