Discover the secrets to quick, easy and satisfying pork, with award-winning cooking instructor Rick Rodgers. Start by learning about a variety of popular cuts. Then, Rick will walk you through slow-cooked pork carnitas with pineapple salsa, pan-roasted pork chops with tender root vegetables and even bacon-wrapped roasted pork loin! Looking for a lighter weeknight option? Try a lean pork tenderloin that's ready when you are. Then, learn about three different types of ribs and master a quick and easy way to cook them. You'll draw rave reviews with braised pork belly served on soft Asian buns, and finish up your class with pan-seared ham steak, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits and classic red-eye gravy. Learn all the techniques you need to keep your meat tender, juicy and always flavorful for pork dishes that always please!
Bring an authentic Mexican dish to your table with tender pork carnitas served in soft corn tortillas. Discover how to select the best cut of pork before prepping, simmering, seasoning and shredding the meat. You'll learn how to make the pork flavors sing as you season and brown your carnitas, caramelizing it as you work. Finally, pair the meat's smoky flavors with the perfect amount of sweet and tangy pineapple salsa and crumbles of creamy Mexican cheese.
Discover Rick's secrets for brining and pan-roasting! Learn the difference between pork-chop cuts as you pick up tips for reading labels and assessing the cut for nutritional value and meat-to-fat ratios. Next, brine your chops in a savory mixture before pan-roasting and serving them atop a bed of roasted root vegetables and apple hash. The result is a meal that brings the earthy flavors of fall straight to your dinner table.