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is there anything equally tender yet not as fatty as pork belly?

asked by @janbaby101 over 2 years ago
5 answers 658 views
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HalfPint

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added over 2 years ago

The tenderloin is, provided that you don't overcook it.

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ChefJune

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added over 2 years ago

The tenderloin may be tender, but it does not have the same consistency in any way as pork belly. There is virtually NO fat on the tenderloin.

I wouldn't consider it in any way the same.

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added over 2 years ago

Pork cheeks? You have to slow cook them for at least 2 hours usually but once they start to break down they'll be exceedingly tender.

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

I think on another thread, I noticed you are going to braise this cut of pork. Definitely don't use tenderloin. Pork shoulder is good...carnitas is a super fun dish that begins with a slow braise and then shredded and crisped at the end. A lot of the fat is rendered. Nothing can replace a luscious pork belly, but shoulder is good too.

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added over 2 years ago

Short ribs - but what makes all these things so yummy is the fat !
Slow roasted pork belly is a natural to pair with corn.