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Should I store all of the juice from a cooked pork roast with the meat or in a separate container?

I made a pesto-crusted boneless pork roast, and wanted to know if I should carve it before storing it in the refrigerator, and also if I should store the juice with or without the meat?

asked by Cindy Kearse Wright over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

We normally carve a roast first before storing so it's easier to reheat single serving sizes. We also store with the juices

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added over 1 year ago

Thank you very much!

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added over 1 year ago

I do not carve roasts in advance for later serving. The slices tend to dry out.

Unsurprisingly, good delis/sandwich shops/etc. slice to order.

I will store roasts with their associated juices. The juices come from the meat anyhow.

The only real reason to carve a large roast before serving it is for ultra-fast service.

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added over 1 year ago

Thank you! I decided to leave it whole as you suggested and store it with the juices.

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Susan W

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added over 1 year ago

Yep..leaving it whole is best to keep it moist. These days, even the chain supermarket delis slice their meats to order.

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