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I have a question about the recipe "Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos" from merrill. Could I substitute a boneless pork loin for the pork shoulder?

asked by Sauertea about 5 years ago

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 5 years ago

I don't recommend pork loin, as it will dry out and become tough -- you want to use a less lean cut that will soften as it cooks.

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petitbleu
added about 5 years ago

Merrill's right--loin is a pretty lean cut, while shoulder (also called "butt" confusingly) is very fatty, which is why it's often used for slow-cooked pulled pork. I would stick with shoulder for recipes with a long cooking time like this one.

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