Pork T Bone :
Each Pork T Bone weighs approx 240 grams & is 20 mm thick, this makes for a juicy pork chop that is not thin like a rasher of bacon. The generous Pork T Bone steaks are big enough to satisfy most hungry appetites & would be bigger than an 8-ounce steak served in a restaurant. Cooking this at home with fresh vegetables or simple Hassle back potatoes will bring 5 Star dining to your family.
The colour & texture of our pork is a light pink with no bruising or discolouring & has a consistent grain throughout. The meat will break apart very easily once cooked becoming very soft & releasing all the wonderful flavour. Once cooked, the meat will need covered & rested before serving because the meat will relax & absorb the juices on the cutting board, this will give far better results.
The combination of 2 different cuts in one piece, gives 2 different textures; the Sirloin of pork is more fibrous than the Fillet or Tenderloin of pork & has more flavour. The fillet of pork is the most tender cut & will melt in your mouth, but still has good flavour. Cooking the Pork T Bone as an on the bone cut of meat will only add to the flavour giving a better result.
Removing the meat from the Pork T Bone is easy, just run your knife along each side of the centre bone & two single cuts across the backbone, then you have two steaks in one meal.
All our pork is produced in clean, temperature-controlled cutting rooms that have filtered air to keep the hygiene levels to an optimum level. The low temperatures help to keep the meat from losing its natural juices, this makes for a juicier Pork T Bone Steak, & also gives a more natural flavour when opening at home. The hygiene standards are there to keep the bacteria to a minimum because this will improve the shelf life, & the flavour.
All our pork is cut & packed within a few minutes to produce the freshest products possible, once cut & packed it is then frozen to -18°C, this will stay in this condition until it is thawed for cooking. The fast process is the best way to create food that will last & travel as we ship all our products frozen.
Our pork has an excellent source of vitamins, minerals & protein, & even though we leave the protective cover of fat on the outside of the Pork T Bone Steak, this is easily removed to leave the tender lean eye of the loin. Many slimming recipes will recommend lean pork, chicken or beef as these are great sources of energy & low in fat, & trimming the fat after cooking is a simple effective way of making tasty food that is healthy.
When we pack our Pork T Bone steaks, we vacuum them into clear recyclable pouches that hold the shape of the meat, & sucks the juices into the meat preserving it perfectly, just like it has been cut. The pouches are now thinner & stronger to help reduce the use of plastic for our packaging, & with our customers at home or in restaurants recycling responsibly, this is helping to lower our carbon footprint.
We are always looking for more affordable biodegradable packaging for a greener future, but we have to put safety & hygiene first. The current packaging keeps your meat clean & safe.
Our choice of pork is something we have carefully considered, as we find this makes exactly what our customers need for specification, flavour & taste.
There are many breeds of pigs in the world, each with different characteristics, some large fatty ones, to small very lean types. Our choice of pig is the Pietrain Pig because it is a low cholesterol breed that has fantastic meat to fat ratio that has excellent flavour with guaranteed results in the kitchen.
Having access to a large volume of a good grade, perfect sized pork sides to choose from on a daily basis enables us to create the consistent “Restaurant Quality” pork cuts that people have come to expect from the Sherwood brand. We have daily delivery of pigs to the production facilities from long-standing local countryside farms in Belgium & Northern France.
Our select breed of pigs gets the name Pietrain from the small village of “Pietrain” in the Wallonia region of Belgium where they mainly originated from.
Many people enjoy making pork recipes at home, from roasting, grilling, casseroles or just BBQing, it is more affordable meat that has great flavour & offers excellent value for money. Who doesn’t love a juicy T Bone Steak? These are definitely no exception, & leaving these in a good quality dry rub overnight in the fridge covered over is one way of preparing a great tasting Pork T Bone.
Get this onto the BBQ after being left in the rub & let the smokey aromas work their magic!
An alternative way of cooking these is to season & seal them on a hot skillet, then place into a dish, covered over with a little water to keep them moist, & into the oven on a low temp for a few hours, remove, rest & enjoy. These are so simple to cook & handy for quick meals when cooked under the grill. Enjoy cooking with our Pork T Bone & let the family try new flavours to make mealtimes more interesting.
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