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What’s The Difference Between Berkshire Pork And Regular Pork?

The main differences between regular and Berkshire pork are the taste, meat quality, tenderness, and fat. Regular pork comes from the American Landrace pigs versus the Japanese or English hogs. The flavor of Berkshire meat is much more juicy, flavorful, and tender than that of other pigs. What makes Berkshire pork chop special? Berkshire pork is renowned for its richness, texture, marbling, juiciness, tenderness and overall depth of flavor. It is thought by many to be the Kobe beef of pork. It is said to have a very specific taste, not generic and bland or mild like regular pork. Where do Berkshire pork chops come from? Berkshire pork comes from a heritage breed pig. With a long history that goes back some 300...

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Berkshire Ground Pork Tacos

Berkshire Ground Pork Tacos: The perfect way to spice up a favorite meal, and a great way to add variety to your diet.  Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 servings Calories: 615kcal INGREDIENTS Tacos 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 and 1/2 cups (177g) finely diced red onion (1 medium onion) 2 tablespoons (15g) EACH: minced garlic & finely diced jalapeño (~4 cloves & 1 pepper) 2 teaspoons EACH: dried oregano, ground cumin, ground chili powder, garlic powder fine sea salt and cracked pepper 1 and 1/2 pounds Nicolosi's Ground Pork 1/4 cup (50g) freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons (30g) freshly squeezed lime juice 12 (6-inch) soft flour tortillas (or corn tortillas) Lime Crema 1/2 cup (122g) sour cream (lite/low-fat works!) 2 tablespoons (26g) heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons (24g) freshly squeezed lime juice + 1/2 teaspoon zest 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder INSTRUCTIONS LIME CREMA: In a small bowl, combine all the crema...

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Broccoli Rabe & Pecorino Romano Sausage Recipe Ideas

Our Berkshire Black Broccoli Rabe Sausage is one of our staples here at Nicolosi Foods. The flavors from the broccoli rabe and Pecorino Romano can truly take the lead in any dish. How we like to serve our Broccoli Rabe: Ingredients Needed: Berkshire Black Broccoli Rabe Sausage, Pasta of your choice, olive oil, parsley, salt, pepper We serve our Berkshire Broccoli Rabe sausages simply. We start by cooking our sausages on a cast iron on a stove top in order to get the seared finish grill marks. To finish the sausage, we then place the cast iron in the oven and bake to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Be sure to keep an eye on the oven, you don't want to overcook or dry...

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Rob Nicolosi's Holiday Berkshire Ham

  As the owner of Nicolosi Foods, Rob Nicolosi always said, "Cooking our Berkshire ham and adding a glaze is like putting ketchup on a filet mignon". Our Berkshire Black Applewood Smoked Ham is raised on family-owned farms from the highest-grade pork. Therefore, it does not contain any added preservatives, chemicals, nitrate or food coloring as other brands may have. This gives our products a shorter shelf life which is harder for us, but allows us to provide a better quality product to our customers.  One misconception about our Berkshire Ham is that it needs to be coated in a glaze. Adding a glaze to our Nitrate-Free Applewood Smoked Ham is not necessary, it has the perfect tenderness and a slight Applewood smoke...

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