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Pork around the world

By July 12, 2021June 10th, 2024No Comments

Brooke Evans-Butler is passionate about telling stories. As a freelance journalist, two days are never the same as she gets to write across various topics including travel, health, lifestyle, home improvement and parenting. When she’s not working on a story, she’ll be enjoying time with her favourite people and constant sources of inspiration – her two sons.

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Looking for inspiration for your next pork meal? Take inspiration from delicious pork dishes from around the world.

If you are looking for a slow-roasted dish that is warm, rich and a bit decadent, you cannot go past German Pork Knuckle (or Schweinshaxe). Slow roasting the pork means the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender, and it also has the delicious crackling and is finished off with decadent beer gravy.

You could use pork in any of your favourite Mexican dishes. For example, swap beef for pork mince in your Friday night tacos!

If you are looking to add a different Mexican dish to your meal list, Carnitas is a great dish to try. This Mexican pulled pork dish is seasoned with cumin, chili powder and oregano, and contains the juice of oranges and limes. Although usually cooked in lard, which makes it very tender, there are variations of the dish that skip the lard for you to try at home – many of them can easily be popped into the slow-cooker for easy to prepare but delicious meat to use in tacos or burritos.

If you are looking for a meal that a favourite in the USA, how can you go past ribs? St Louis-style pork spare ribs are seasoned and cooked with barbecue sauce- making the ribs sweet and sticky so you want to lick your fingers!

Pork is used in many Chinese dishes, including pork belly, sticky pork chops, stirfries and Chinese BBQ pork. Not to mention pork bao buns! If you are looking for different ways to cook your pork, Chinese cuisine is the way to go, as you will find so many options.

Home in Australia, pork is a favourite protein and for good reason. It is so versatile! Pork cutlets make an easy mid-week meal and the traditional Sunday roast is always a crowd pleaser. However, surely a well-loved Australian pork dish has to be BBQ pork spare ribs enjoyed in the hot months, along with a full BBQ feast including salad, potato salad and pork sausages.

Whatever cuisine you prefer, try something different with your pork this week!