cooking grass fed meat
Got some grass fed meats from a friend. Grilled the rib eye and although it had a great flavor, it was SO tough. Am left with pork tenderloin, pork shoulder, and baby back ribs and have no idea how to get the tenderness we want. Do I use different cooking techniques than I would with grain fed? Do I have to marinade or brine? Is there a secret to preparing this type of meat?
Grass fed is going to be much leaner than grain fed meat.
I would definitely wet brine the tenderloin, dry brine the ribs and pork shoulder, then cook those two in a braising liquid on a low heat.
Tenderloin should be grilled indirectly, and basted while grilling. Or you can pan roast at 425* for about 8-10 minutes, after searing. But keep your thermometer handy, since it may cook faster than the traditional tenderloin does.