If you want a juicy, fine-fleshed pork loin with fantastic flavor (and zero gaminess), spring for a niman ranch pork loin.
i had always wondered about the niman ranch hype. now i understand!
this pork loin was so succulent. it had a thin fat cap, and rendered out quite a bit of fat (which i want to use, somehow). despite the amount of fat in the roasting pan, the loin was still juicy and super-tender, but not mushy in any respect. beautiful! it puts other pork loins to shame.
i seasoned it with only a decent sprinkling (technical term, i know) of everglades seasoning, prior to roasting. i've made a roast loin in the past, with inserted garlic and fresh sage, then drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh thyme. this would be perfect for the niman ranch pork loin, too, sans oil. no other pork loin in my memory was as tender as this latest pork loin.
this is how pork should be. the "other" white meat? man, i'd venture it's the "only" white meat that's worth eating. i couldn't recommend it more highly.
i got mine at harris teeter, which now carries it. i will be looking forward to trying niman's other pork products. beef, too. i'm sold ;-)).
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