Now Get Your Grill On with Ontario Pork
It’s summer time and your barbecue beckons. Grilling is a perfect low fat cooking method. Excess fat melts and drains away during the cooking process, leaving the meat lean and succulent. Ontario pork is a healthy and delicious protein that can help to maintain an optimum body weight while satisfying hungry appetites. Nutrient rich Ontario pork cuts such as tenderloin, roasts and chops are low in fat and will be sure to have you looking trim this season!
Fat Fighting Grilling Tips
• Trim the fat on the meat. Cut off any visible, solid fat from the pork cut you are using.
• Spice it up by using marinades. Marinades are great because they add flavour, tenderize meat and keep it moist while cooking. Choose low-fat marinades, such as mixtures of herbs, spices, wine, or lemon juice.
• Portion control. 75g of pork counts as one serving of meat in Canada’s Food guide which calls for individuals to eat 1-3 servings from this group every day.
- • 6 Ontario centre-cut pork chops, boneless, about 1 inch
- (2.5 cm) thick
- • 1½ tsp (7 mL) ground allspice
- • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
- • 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH — dried thyme, ground coriander,
- cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic powder
- • ¼ tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper
- • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
- 1. Trim off any visible fat from pork chops. In a small bowl, combine all seasonings and oil; mix to blend. Spread paste mixture on both sides of each pork chop. Place chops in a sealable plastic bag, or baking dish and
- cover. Chill for 3 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
- 2. Preheat barbecue on high for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Grill chops for 5-6 minutes per side until they are browned and internal temperature is 160°F (70°C).
- 3. Serve with colourful sweet potatoes and fresh
- green beans.