Today’s Butcher tip … BUY PRIMALS FOLKS !!!

Greetings carnivores,

I usually have a story of some sort for you but … today, just a no nonsense approach to saving some cold, hard cash.

The next time you go shopping, consider buying a “Primal” cut and cutting it yourself. As long as you have a sharp knife it’s dead simple, and … you can save yourself a bundle with just a “little” help from me 🙂 .

Today, I’m going to walk you through a BONELESS PORK LOIN PRIMAL.

A “Primal” is a whole muscle, vacuum packed in plastic and, you can buy these bad boys anywhere. They’re always MUCH cheaper because there’s no labour involved in it for the retailer. You get to cut it yourself AND, with the money you save you can send your kids to College or maybe buy yourselves a delicious manly (or womanly) beverage. Either way, you’re going to be richer at the end of the day so … let’s get busy shall we? You’ll end up giving yourself a BIG pat on the back when you’re done.


So … this is it … the whole, boneless Pork Loin Primal …


And, … these are just a few of the things you can do to it with a sharp knife.


Cut the rib section off for a BEAUTIFUL Pork roast. This my FAVOURITE cut for roasting. It is essentially boneless Prime Rib of pork. DELICIOUS !!!


The opposite end (known as the tenderloin or chump end) can be roasted as well.


The rest of the loin can be cut into thick cut “Butterfly” chops …


Thick cut “Single” loin chops …


Thin, “Fast Fry” chops …


Pound them for Scallopini …


Cubed for fondue …


Stew …


SOOOOO versatile.

The “other” white meat is one of my personal favourites. There is an almost endless number of things you can do to this wonderful cut. They’re always cheap and, often on sale.

I buy them when they’re on sale and throw them into the freezer. Click here for a post I wrote a while back on proper freezing techniques.

I hope you’ll try this and let me know how you made out … I LOVE getting comments and questions so, keep ‘em coming. 🙂

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Until next time Carnivores, stay hungry and as usual, please follow my posts on Twitter @DougieDee and like and share them on Facebook

10 thoughts on “Today’s Butcher tip … BUY PRIMALS FOLKS !!!

  1. You’re a man after my own heart because I think this is absolutely the most inexpensive way to buy pork loin! I often take my son and his g/f shopping and had to convince them to do this – she was taught always to look at the total price of a package of meat and no one told her to check the “per pound” pricing. Great post!

  2. This is perfect timing, Doug! My next post (tomorrow 2/26) is for Jerk Pork Chops. I had a full pork tenderloin leftover from another gig and cut it up into single loin chops. Buying primal cuts and then breaking them down at home is a great money saver – more bang for the buck! Cheers

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