Beef & Pork Fat Products/Your Kidding!
I know this may be a discussing to a few or a lot of you but understanding what fat does to your meats may give you a better appreciation of fat.
First, a number of nutritionist have said that fat is bad in many ways. I agree but fat in moderation ain't so bad. Case in point, we have a fascination for pork belly, don't we? Well pork belly treated with salt sliced thin or thick is bacon. Yes, Pork Belly is bacon. Lots and lots of layered fat. Besides the added salt or nitrates, the fat does add some delicious flavor to the bacon. I;m not saying to eat a lot of fat but a little fat makes the meat tender and more flavorful. Steak for example, eating a little bit of the steak fat with a nice cut of that steak is indescribable fantastic tasting.
We've been brainwashed to believe that all fat is bad. Everything we buy has not fat on it, chicken with no fat or skin, meats without fat (already trimmed thin of no fat, pork butt, no fat but you know that the best cuts of steak mainly ribeye is so delicious because of the fat generating flavor and you pay for that lavor, same with Porterhouse steak or New York strip, all that marbling you hear about is flavor.
What budgets stretched, what butchers are offering are round cuts, all beef but no fat and considered one of the toughest cuts. Pork chops center cut is all pork and barely any fat. It's tender but still kinda dry. So, what do we do, we flood our food with all kinds of sauces that basically make everything moist and taste good except for the flavor that the sauce is poured on? Go figure.
You do know that are prepackaged foods have tons of fat flavoring, Manufacturers have to make it taste good, so you'll come back and buy more!
So, Chef Woo Can says don't worry about ingesting a little fat in moderation. You'll appreciate the flavor of the food in its natural state. And as a side note, salt is used to enhance the flavor your cut of meat not overpower it.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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