vocabulary and diction

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by kevinm, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Sorry to bother anyone and all but.....what exactly are the "pork trimmings" referred to in some recipes? To me it means the trimmed scraps from breaking down a hog, all the silver skin, fat and pieces of small lean.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    IMO... like when you trim a pork belly for bacon.... it's all the meat and fat.... I use it for Char Sui.... Chinese BBQ pork...
  3. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dave has a good example of pork trimmings.  Trimmings in general are the pieces of pork that you have in excess, not used in a meal.  For example, some trim the fat cap from a pork butt and save that.  I sometimes take some meat off the brisket of a spare rib and that can be called trim.  Heck you can even buy pork trimmings like boneless picnic meat for sausage.  You have a example of trimmings from a hog that will be used for sausage.  Same can be said for beef.  Beef trimmings are often used for ground beef [and sausage].  Reinhard
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