Pork has been a favorite amongst both home cooks and chefs for many reasons. Pork is without a doubt the most versatile of all the meats. That’s why it is easy to explore the different ways of serving delicious pork dishes.
Roast Leg of Pork
This is a classic dish served with roast potatoes, green vegetables, and roast carrots and of course homemade Yorkshire puddings and pan juice gravy— the ultimate roast. Possibly the best part of any pork roast is the crackling which is the skin that has been cooked on a high heat shortly before serving.
Pork belly is cooked in so many different ways throughout the world. It is often roast and then cubed and served on skewers with a chili dipping sauce. Sliced thinly in can be cooked in a stir-fry with Chinese style vegetables. Pork belly can be cooked just about any way that you can imagine. Give it some thought and come up with your own idea. You can’t go wrong with this cut of pork.
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This is a method of cooking pork made famous in the USA. Large cuts of meat are first rubbed with a spice dry rub and the placed on racks in a smoker and smoked for at least 12 hours. The result is a succulent falling apart chunk of meat. They then literally pull the meat apart with forks. Hence, the famous Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Sweet and Sour Pork
The best taste in Chinese takeout is the sweet and sour pork served with steamed rice. Essentially, cubes of pork are dipped in a tempura style batter, deep fried and served with a sweet and sour sauce. Readily available in supermarkets one can just go and buy the bottle of sauce and fry your own version of the take out classic.
This is the dish of choice for most of us when eating out, although cooking it at home is just as good. Pork is an excellent choice as the meet stays succulent. The variations of curry dishes are amazing. The difficult part is not in the eating, it’s in the decision of which style of curry to make. Pork curry served on a bed of steam rice is a great winter warmer.
The Humble Pork Chop
Cooked on a grill and basted with a lemony marinade is just one example on how to cook pork chops. Pork chops are a dinner time stalwart. They are usually pan seared and then baked in the oven in a sauce of your choice. The humble pork chop is a winner.
No article featuring pork can fail to mention bacon; a smoked pork product loved around the world for its flavor and taste. Crispy bacon is indeed delicious. Bacon is so versatile and it is favored for both sweet and savory dishes like bacon and maple syrup, bacon ice cream, and off course bacon on a pizza. Any way you want to try it, just cook and enjoy.
Pork Cooked on a Barbecue
The taste of pork cooked on the barbecue with a smoked honey marinade is sensational. The open flame hot coal style of cooking suits pork well as it is a robust succulent meat that can take any heat. The fat on the pork is what makes it so delicious.
Made famous by the Austrians, this is a fine dining delight. It’s very easy to cook at home, too! Schnitzels are pork fillet tenderized and flattened then crumbed and shallow fried. They are usually served with a cheese or mushroom sauce.
Pork Rack of Ribs
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This is an absolute delicacy and all-time favorite. A rack of ribs cooked for hours and basted with a rick smokey sweet sauce is quite simply lip-smackingly good. Whichever way you like your ribs, these just have to be by far the most popular choice in any steakhouse.
Whatever your preference for cooking your pork is, one thing’s for sure— it going to be a satisfying food experience.