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May 1, 2013 04:12 PM

Can you salt pork the same way you salt beef steak or a roast before cooking?

When I cook roast beef and steaks I salt them with a lot of sea salt and then let them sit on the counter for a little over an hour.

Can you do this with a pork roast? Will it have the same affect?

Also some simple instructions for cooking a pork roast in the oven would be helpful, thanks.

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  1. The cut of pork and size of the cut you choose will determine how you cook it, so without knowing what you have/will buy, I cannot answer your question about simple instructions for cooking a pork roast in the oven. I will tell you that I salt pork just the same as I salt beef or other large cuts of meat before roasting.

    Could you give us a bit more information, please.

    1. Most folks here do seem to brine pork before cooking, even chops, not just roast. Definitely do it.

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      1. re: mcf

        I wouldn't hesitate, in fact I'd be far more likely to salt a pork roast (or chicken) than beef. but Sherri is right too, depends on the cut and the fat content.

      2. I think its called a cross rib roast. Its a cheap one from the grocery store.

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        1. re: Odie77

          Odie77, I only know of a beef cross rib roast, not pork, so I won't be of any help to you on this question. However, if it follows the same meat pattern, this is a cut benefitting from a long, slow braise.

          1. overnight is better than an hour.