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January 24, 2019

At Save On Foods, we love Pork!

But if you are one of the many, many people out there who get stuck with cooking the same go-to cuts of pork, don’t worry, we are here to help! With this week’s sale prices, why not try them all!?

Below we have provided you some helpful information highlighting some different cuts of Pork

Pork Side Ribs
Also known as Spareribs or St. Louis Rib (centre cut only). Tender, juicy and meatier than back ribs. This thick cut comes from the belly of the pig and is a perfect choice for all slow-cooking methods.
-Paired best with a herded potato salad, polenta, or collard greens

Riblets

This is one of the most popular cuts of pork used by many restaurants and butchers. Riblets are cut from the first 2-4 ribs smaller to chuck ribs. They are typically meaty and flavorful making a great addition to any occasion. Riblets cut this way are delicious when slow-cooked to perfection.
Paired best with home cut fries, and a honey glaze

Shoulder Blade Country-Style
Also known as boneless country-style ribs. Can also be cut from the loin rib-end (boneless or bone in). Country Style ribs are an excellent value-cut choice that delivers tender and juicy results every time. They have a lot of fat marbling and the texture and flavor are close to rib meat found on pork spare ribs and baby back ribs.
-Best when dry rubbed and oven baked, served with a nice light salad

Pork Belly, Skinless
Sometimes called, side pork, this cut may also be offered with skin. Pork belly cut into short rib portions are an excellent alternative to family-favorite short rib recipes. Belly short ribs are extra meaty delivering tender, juicy results when slow-cooked to perfection.
-Great in Asian inspired meals and best with a sticky flavorful glaze   

Pork Shoulder Blade Steak, Boneless
Other names for it are pork butt, or capicola steak. These are one of the most flavorful cuts available and highly valued in the Japanese market. Perfect for all show-cooker methods and great slowly baked in the oven.
-Paired great with seasonal vegetables and a herbal marinade

 

Enjoy these flavorful pork recipes for easy, delicious meals!

Pork Chops with Berry Recipe                 Pork Stir Fry                      Sticky and Spicy Ribs

 

Feeling Adventurous? Check out these videos for more pork cut alternatives!