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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cuts of Pork/Cortes de Puerco

Cuts of Pork/Cortes de Puerco
by Victoria Challancin

Many readers of this blog, especially Americans living in Mexico, have asked me to post a list of cuts of pork in English and Spanish. These terms are based on use in Mexico. In Spain, it may be more common to use carne de cerdo instead of carne de puerco when referring to pork.

Cuts of Pork

Pork Shoulder
Hombro de Puerco (para Carnitas)

Foreleg
Paleta

Pork Shoulder Picnic Roast
Media Paleta de Puerco

Pork Shoulder Butt Roast
Hombro de Puerco con Hueso

Boneless Pork Shoulder
Hombro de Puerco sin Hueso

Pork Shoulder Steak
Chuleta de Hombro de Puerco

Pork Loin
Lomo de Puerco

Pork Tenderloin
Filete de Puerco (Cerdo)
or
Lomito de Puerco

Boneless Pork Loin
Lomo de Puerco Deshuesado


Pork Loin Sirloin End Roast
Lomo de Puerco

Pork Loin Blade End Roast
Lomo de Puerco

Pork Chops
Chuletas (both Pork Loin Sirloin End Chops
And Pork Loin Blade End Chops)

Pork Loin Back Ribs
Cositllas de Puerco

Pork Loin Country-Style Ribs
Cositllas de Lomo de Puerco

Backbone, Spine
Espinazo

Boneless Pork Chops
Chuletas de Puerco Deshuesadas

Boneless Pork Loin Chops
Chuletas de Puerco Deshuesadas

Center-Cut Pork Chops
Chuletas del Centro de Puerco

Thin-Cut Pork Chops
Chuletas Delgaditas

Smoked Pork Loin Chops
Chuletas Ahumadas de Puerco

Smoked Pork Chops
Chuletas Ahumadas de Puerco


Pork Leg
Pierna de Puerco

Boneless Pork Leg
Pierna de Puerco Deshuesada

Pork Leg Steak
Carne de Puerco para Carnitas
or
Pork Leg Steak
Bistec de Pierna de Puerco
or
Pork Steak
Bistec de Puerco

Shanks
Perniles

Pork Butt (Fried in cubes)
Carnitas de Puerco


Boneless Pork Butt
Media Paleta de Puerco Deshuesada


Fresh Side Pork (Unsmoked bacon)
Panceta de Puerco

Neck
Aguja (
aguja = literally "needle" but often refers to a cut of chuck steak that is one of the favorite al carbón (char-broiled) specialties of northern Mexico

Pork Neck Bones
Pescuezo de Puerco
or
Hueso de Cuello

Pork Hocks
Chamorros de Puerco


Smoked Pork Hocks
Chamorros Ahumados de Puerco

Pork Stew Meat
Trocitos de Puerco (para Estofado o Guisado)

Pork Chitterlings (Tripe)
Tripas de Puerco

Hog Maws
Buches de Puerco

Pork Chunks
Trozos de Puerco


Bacon:

Bacon
Tocino (Ahumado = Smoked)

Sliced Slab Bacon
Pedazo de Tocino Rebanado

Sliced Smoked Bacon
Tocino Ahomado Rebanado

Canadian Bacon
Tocino Canadiense


Ham:

Ham
Jamón

Smoked Ham
Jamón Ahumado

Honey-Cured Ham
Jamón Curado con Miel

Sliced Ham
Rebanadas de Jamón

Dry-Cured Ham
Jamón Serrano (from Spain)
or
Prosciutto (from Italy)


Sausages:

Chorizo
Chorizo

Tiny Spiced Pork Links (usually sold in a coil)
Chistorras

Pork Sausage
Longaniza de Puerco

Hot Dogs
Salchichas

Smoked Links
Salchichas Ahumados

Italian Sausage
Salchicha Italiana

Polish Sausage
Salchicha Polaca


Miscellaneous:

Lard
Manteca de Puerco (Vegetable lard is manteca vegetál)

In chile sauce
…en adobo o adobada

Breaded
Empanizado
or
Milanesa de Puerco

Smoked
Ahumada/o

Stuffed Pork Chops
Chuletas Rellenas (de Puerco)

Marinated Pork Chops (in red chile sauce)
Chuletas de Puerco Adobada

Ground Pork
Molida de Puerco
or
Carne de Puerco/Cerdo Molida

Pork Cheeks
Cachets de Puerco

Pork Liver
Hígado de Puerco

Pork Ears
Orejas de Puerco

Pork Fat Back
Lonja de Puerco


Pork Head
Cabeza de Puerco

Pork Skin
Cueritos de Puerco

Fried Pork Skin/Rind
Chicharrón

Pig Tail
Rabo o Cola de Puerco

Pig Feet
Patas (Patitas) de Puerco

Pig Snouts
Trompas de Puerco

Brains
Sesos

Corazón
Heart

Kidneys
Riñones

Tongue
Lengua







2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastico !!!

Carlos De La Selva said...

Excelente! Gracias por la info.