Tuesday we worked with pork. We worked in teams, me with Rico. I like partnering with her, because she kind of takes pity on me. I mean, I try to do my part, but she can tell this class really isn't a special skill area for me. Plus, she kind of enjoys standing up to Chef. And he takes it when she does. Although he still really pisses her off.
We had the loin and part of the butt. We had to cut pork chops, baby back ribs, two roasts, and stew meat. I did the ribs, and helped clean off fat and silverskin. Having a Muslim father, I really don't know very much about pork. Oh, I love me some bacon, but I've eaten pork only a couple times, and certainly don't know what chops and ribs are supposed to look like. So I needed lots of tips and we cut away.
Rico did the harder work - she had to remove the knuckles off the back bone, which takes really intricate knife work. And according to her, is extremely frustrating.
We cut the chops and ribs for the cafe
Pork bones can be trashed - Chef says nobody has a need for pork stock.