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For The Best Pork, Opt For A Sweet And Savory Marinade
Whether you’re grilling, roasting, or sautéing, marinating meat not only boosts its flavor, but also helps to tenderize it, taking a dish from good to unforgettable. When you’re preparing pork for dinner, whether it’s an air fryer pork chop or a roast pork tenderloin, there’s one kind of marinade that always works extremely well.
Chef Laurence Edelman tells Greatist that citrus marinades pair perfectly with pork because citric acid breaks down the meat, helping to tenderize it — think sliced oranges and orange juice with a pork roast or pineapple chunks with pulled pork. Citrus blends well with other ingredients such as soy sauce for a sweet and savory blast.
You could also create a marinade inspired by Mexican flavors, using Allrecipes’ mix of fresh lime juice, tequila, orange juice, cilantro, and chili powder. When a citrus-forward marinade is blended with a little honey or sugar, its sour notes are balanced out by the added sweetness, resulting in flavorful pork with serious depth.