Craving for something adventurous yet creamy? Yes, you are looking at the right thing. A plate of buttermilk pork will make your day with only a single bite.
There are two ways of preparing the buttermilk dish. The first is by combining corn flour, butter, curry leaves and chilli before adding it to a choice of protein such as chicken, fish and in this case, pork.
The second method is by dipping the pork into a buttermilk batter, deep-frying it and serving it with a side of rice and even eggs.
What exactly is Buttermilk?
Technically, buttermilk is fermented milk. It is the liquid that is left behind when churning butter from cultured cream – hence why it gets the name buttermilk. Unlike whey, however, it has a creamy texture and a slightly tangy taste.
It also contains just as much protein as milk but with a lower fat percentage. In other words, it’s a more creative way of enjoying your milk.
Buttermilk is typically used in dishes such as waffles, pancakes, as a batter for battered chicken and pork as well as a creamy dressing for the salad. You can even use it to make cakes and muffins.
The health benefits of Buttermilk
Buttermilk isn’t like any other ingredients you use in cakes and batter. Because it is made from cultured milk, it contains a high amount of probiotics which is right for your gut health.
Probiotic is useful to help regulate gut flora that is otherwise lost when consuming antibiotics. In other words, it helps the production of good bacteria in your gut that aids with nutrient absorption.
Buttermilk can help people who suffer from indigestion, heartburn and digestive issues that derived from Crohn’s disease and even flatulence.
How Buttermilk Pork Was Created
Now that you are well-informed of what buttermilk is, we can start looking into how the buttermilk pork recipe was created.
Braising the pork meat is a technique that can be traced far back to the start of civilisation with each culture having their method of braising the pork in different types of liquid in an attempt to soften the texture of the meat.
In Italy, the people in the Emilia-Romagna region would braise their pork in milk until the meat is tender and the milk liquid separates into soft, golden curds.
In Georgia, a town famous for their buttermilk batter, award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson would swap the milk with buttermilk to give a taste of South West to the Italian braising methods. By doing so, the enzymes in the buttermilk will break down the connective tissue of the meat, making it tender.
The acidity of the buttermilk would also help to cut through the super-rich taste of the pork’s meat. Traditionally, the buttermilk pork is made using boneless pork loin; however, other parts of the pig will be equally as good.
The buttermilk pork has since been a staple food for South-western American, and its comfort food taste has allowed the buttermilk pork a spot in everyone’s heart around the world. With a side of fresh salad and freshly-cut fried potatoes, it’s a comfort food everyone would love.
Where to get a good Buttermilk Pork in Malaysia
You can get the Buttermilk Pork with Rice in Joyful Plate located at Solaris Dutamas. They serve the best buttermilk pork dish that can be shared with your friends over a good meal.
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