I just read in two different news articles concerning the fact that pork is at an all time low as far as cost goes. This is most likely a result if the impending trade war with China as we are slowing down our export of pork and getting stuck with the excess in the meantime. The good news about this, (if you’re not part of the Pork Producers program), is that everyone should have an opportunity to have extra pork products on their grills this weekend.
Hopefully you are someone who will be able to take advantage of these epic pork prices. And if so, here are three reasons that you should head towards your local grocery store right now to stock up on some pork products to last you for the next three days.
- Pork Ribs. Pork ribs, especially baby back ribs, but really… all pork ribs… are my all time favorite. I even like taking a full rack of pork ribs and I will throw them in a crock pot to slow cook in their own fat for about six or seven hours. This results in a pork rib that is moist, juicy and hot, and which will just fall off of the bones and melt into your mouth. The cartilage on the ends of the bones even become gelatinous and is easily consumable. They are even better when cooked in a grill however.
- Pulled pork sammiches. These start with a fatty roast that is either put in the crockpot for about 5-10 hours slow cooked, until the meat beaks apart to fine shreds. Or, you can par-boil it on the stovetop until the same results are achieved. They are best when simmered in their own fat however, as the water dilutes the flavor somewhat.
- Dark meat pork steaks. Get a dark meat roast, and cut against the grain into thick and juicy steaks. Apply a dry rub of red pepper, garlic, black pepper, paprika, and salt, and grill them until white all the way through