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1 - Hock
They are the lower limbs of the pig. It can be cooked or stewed and is widely used in traditional dishes such as “feijoada” (a stew of beans), Portuguese cooked dish, “chispalhada”(a dish made with pig's feet) or coriander pig's feet.
- Leg / Ham
2 - Leg / Ham
It is the hind limb and because it has multiple uses it can be presented whole or in several cuts: medallions, steaks or “bifanas” ( beef sandwich), or even whole. Ideal for baking, boiling or stewing.
- Side / Belly
3 - Side / Belly
Besides the strip of lean meat , it has a little fat and skin (rind). Either grilled, fried, stewed or boiled, it is recommended to be well done. how to cook it (grilled, fried, stewed, cooked), It may or not contain bone (spare ribs).
- Spare Ribs
4 - Spare Ribs
This cut is taken from the streaky by separating the rind and the fat. The meat between the bones has a very delicious flavour and can be made in multiple ways such as “piano” a very popular dish.
- Picnic Shoulder
5 - Picnic Shoulder
With the pork arm removed, the paddle is directly roasted. It can also be cut into steaks or rojões, which is deliciously fried or in a tasty stew.
6 - Neck
Taken from the pig's jawbone that is a cut used in many cultures. It can be stewed, boiled or roasted. It is from this part that the famous Necks come from.
- Bost on Butt
7 - Bost on Butt
This piece is taken from the cervical hemi-vertebrae and can be made in any way, as they are pieces of great quality due to the balanced between fat and muscle. They are the most tasty chops.
8 - Loin
Taken from the dorsal hemi-vertebrae this piece is one of the most popular cuts of pork. A lean, but very juicy meat, ideal for grilling, roasting or frying. When we remove the bone, we have the loin, which is widely used for roasts in the oven. It can be prepared whole or in steaks. The tenderloin, a muscle that fills the inner lumbar groove, and which is undoubtedly the piece of greatest tenderness in the pig can be fried or grilled and is great for kebabs.