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Old 03-26-2007, 02:47 PM   #21
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I do not know why whould anybody brine pork chops. Pork is such a tender meat. All it needs proper time for cooking.
Brining is not just about tenderness. It is about flavor. It is a way of seasoning the meat throughout.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:04 AM   #22
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I do not know why whould(sic) anybody brine pork chops. Pork is such a tender meat. All it needs proper time for cooking.
Brining is also about getting more moisture into the meat. This step wasn't necessary when hogs were raised as much for their lard as their flesh but along came the fat scare/lowfat craze of health minded folks who want to live forever and never get sick (good luck to them!) leaving us true pork lovers with very lean, very dry meat. Brining works around that issue.
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:51 AM   #23
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I do not know why whould anybody brine pork chops. Pork is such a tender meat. All it needs proper time for cooking.
Brining also makes the meat more forgiving in case I overcook it, something I keep doing unintentionally with pork chop :-)
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:07 PM   #24
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It really is a pointless argument. I don't even eat pork.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:11 PM   #25
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I love my pork, in so many ways - ! Will have to try the brining sometime !
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:39 PM   #26
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It really is a pointless argument. I don't even eat pork.
But you did comment. And others may benefit from these answers to your comment that explain brining further.
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:27 PM   #27
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Good for them then. I still disagree on pork brining.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:37 PM   #28
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Wink

I have never brined before, but willing to try - never know whats missing !
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:21 AM   #29
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Good for them then. I still disagree on pork brining.

How can you disagree when you don't even eat the product in question?
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How can you disagree when you don't even eat the product in question?
Amen ........ !
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