Aroma of Ground Pork Cooking
I made bolognese sauce over the weekend. I make it with ground pork and ground sirloin. Hubby said that the smell of the ground pork cooking was BAD, similar to a stinky fish. The bolognese tasted fantastic BTW, so it left me wondering.
I know the pork was fresh, and it did give off a rather distinctive, not so chowish smell while cooking. Anyone else have a similar experience? What could be the cause? How can it be prevented?
You might have had boar meat in the grind.
I had heard of this phenomena, before, but realized it was true when the off-smell I experienced coincided with serving the final product to an old farm boy....."You got sold some boar, here!"
I find that simmering pork just has a "different" odor. Nuke some cut lemon or vinegar and set on the counter next time. What matters is the great taste!
I occasionally cook a piece of pork that just smells like dead pig. I haven't been able to figure out where this comes from, as my local grass-fed producers are the same. It's really off-putting, though.
The one time I used pork, I did have an offputting smell... I just do cubed chuck bolognese, now.