Leanest Cut: Pork Tenderloin
Fattest Parts: Ribs, bacon, belly, sausage
Potential Herbs and Spices: barbeque seasonings, bay leaf, cayenne, fennel, garlic, nutmeg, sage, tobacco sauce, turmeric
Potential Fruits and Vegetables: apples, bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, celery, citrus fruits, cranberries, olives, onions, tomatoes, turnips
How to Cook Pork
For pork, I prefer to use tenderloin because it is the leanest cut. If you want a quick dinner, you can just throw some spices on it and throw it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. If you want to get a little fancier, you can sear it using oil and a very hot cast iron pan and finish it off in the oven. Another option is to slow cook it for 6-9 hours until the meat is able to be pulled apart. Then you have a lean pulled pork.
Just like with chicken, you can use pork as a stuffing or as a filling. Experiment with it to figure out how you like it best. And remember, if you are trying to maintain a low sodium diet, try not to use more than 1/8 tsp of salt per person.
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