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Techniques for Pork Brisket

Pork brisket makes a moist, delicious alternative to beef.

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While many people enjoy beef brisket, fewer are aware that pork brisket makes a delicious, inexpensive alternative that can be cooked a many ways. Because pork brisket has a higher fat content, it's less apt to dry out when roasted or braised, unlike pork loin, a much leaner cut of the pig. Pork brisket, also called rib tips or pinic ham, is cut from the lower half of a pig’s shoulder.

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Slow cooking is a technique of cooking pork brisket in both Mexican and American cultures. This method of cooking pork brisket is often known as “pulled pork,” named as such for its soft texture that can easily be pulled apart with fingers or a fork. Season the brisket with your favorite rub, cook in your slow-cooker pot, on a bed of sliced onions and enough water to cover it for six hours. When the pork is soft enough to pull apart with your fingers, mix in your favorite barbecue sauce and serve it on steamed buns.

Braised Brisket

Pork brisket braised in milk is a classic dish, popular in Italy and in America’s southern states. Soak the brisket in milk, herbs and lemon juice and cook in the oven for a couple of hours.

Oven Brisket

Roasted brisket makes for a simple, delicious dinner, when served with potatoes and vegetables. Season the pork with garlic and crushed peppercorns. Cook in a 325-degree oven for three hours.

Barbecue Brisket

Grill pork brisket on the barbeque or in a gas oven and you have a tender and juicy alternative to steak.

Selecting Meat

Examine the brisket carefully before purchasing it. Fresh meat should be a pale pink color with white fat. Dark pink meat, brown meat or yellow fat all mean that the brisket isn’t fresh.

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