If you’re on the hunt for new meat cuts to try in the kitchen or on your grill, you have probably come across Pork Secreto. It comes from the outside of the pork shoulder. Many people compare the flavor to a Ribeye cap and compare the look to a skirt steak. While it has similar qualities to both of these types of meat, it’s still completely unique in flavor and appearance.
Cooking Methods for the Pork Secreto Cut
The best way to cook this delicate cut of meat is to sear it on the grill at a high temperature. Make sure the grill is about 400 degrees Fahrenheit before getting started. It is important to preheat it to give it the best flavor and to make sure the meat can sizzle in its own tasty juices.
The best way to check if the meat is done is to use a meat thermometer. This will ensure you don’t overcook it. The meat can become overcooked very quickly, even if you just leave it on the grill for an extra 30 seconds or minute!
The best advice we can give is to sear the meat on each side for two minutes. The internal temperature only needs to reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you’re good to pull it off the grill and eat!
Searing the Secreto is by far the easiest and quickest method to cook it, but you might be tempted to make something fancier, and that’s okay! Experimenting with the Secreto cut can be fun, whether you are outside on the grill or cooking indoors with family and friends.
While most experts only recommend using some salt and maybe a little pepper, there are plenty of other recipes you can try! Here is one of the easiest ones below to get you started with making an amazing Secreto meal.
Cooking Roasted Pork Secreto
If you like to roast your meat and you’re a fan of pairing your meat with starchy vegetables like potatoes, this is a great simple recipe you can follow. Just gather these ingredients:
- 1 pound of Pork Secreto
- 2 large potatoes
- 7 ounces of wine
- Olive oil
Now that you have all the ingredients, you can start cutting the potatoes and getting the meat ready.
Preparing and Cooking the Potatoes
Clean the potatoes by scrubbing the skin and making sure there is no dirt or debris left on them. You can peel them if you want, but it’s not necessary. Cut them into thin slices once you have cleaned them.
Put the sliced potatoes onto a baking tray and coat them in olive oil. Make sure you use enough so they don’t get stuck on the pan. Season with as much salt, pepper, and thyme as you want.
Pour half the wine over the potatoes making sure each piece of potatoe gets a good amount of wine on top. Roast them for 30 minutes at about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While baking, the white wine will evaporate, so you can stir the potatoes and pour the rest of the wine on top of them. Leave the potatoes on the baking tray.
Preparing and Cooking the Pork Secreto
Season the meat with salt and pepper and whatever other seasonings you like. Put the cuts of meat on top of the potatoes that are still on the baking tray. Roast everything together for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Take a brush you would use to spread marinades and spread the honey lightly over the Pork Secreto. Roast everything again for about 10 minutes.
Now the meat should be done and the potatoes should be crispy and have a nice pork flavor on them! This recipe is obviously more time-consuming and takes more effort than just searing the meat, but you get a nice flavor with the honey and white wine. The potatoes also add something extra to the dish.
Keep in mind that even though the meat is taking longer to cook, you don’t have to be in the kitchen while it’s in the oven. This gives you more space to work or play with the kids while the food is roasting. The Pork Secreto will still be just as tender and juicy, or even more so, than if you seared it.
The Pork Secreto Cut is delicate and flavorful. It has a nice fat consistency that also makes it juicy no matter how you cook it. Since it can easily be seared or roasted in the oven, it makes a nice dinner when you might be busy or when you might be rushing home after work.
You can also Pork Secreto with almost anything, although potatoes are definitely a fan favorite! It also pairs well with red wine or other heavy vegetables.