Turn pork escalopes into an easy, tasty midweek meal with breadcrumb coating and a quick tomato and watercress salad. A dollop of mayo is all you need on the side.
Carnitas are the next step up from tacos. Traditionally cooked slowly in fat, the meat is meltingly tender. This recipe for slow-cooked pork carnitas with tomatillo salsa is a lighter version. Buy tomatillos from mexgrocer.co.uk.
Saltimbocca is Italian for ‘jumps in the mouth’. Veal is the usual ingredient, but you can also make it using chicken or pork, as we have here. The slices of ham help to keep the pork from drying out.
Ramen may seem like one of those dishes you can’t recreate at home, but this recipe for cheat’s spicy pork ramen changes that. Rather than spending hours making stock, we buy a good flavoured one and spike it with Asian aromatics.
Meatballs are always popular. These easy-to-make ones, flavoured with sage are no exception. Serve with orzo, the rice-shaped pasta and let everyone dig in.
This Vietnamese-inspired caramel pork recipe is quick and easy but looks so good it feels like a treat. Packed full of fresh Asian flavours, it’s the perfect midweek pick-me-up.
This is Dan Dohery’s take on class roast pork belly. The fruity-meaty stuffing works really well, and the borlotti bean ragout, enriched with all the roasting juices, finishes it all off nicely.
As the name suggest, this Szechuan pork recipe is ready in just 15 minutes, making it a perfect midweek meal for when you’re short of time, plus, it’s under 500 calories.
This is a great way to serve a big crowd of people – get all the accompaniments ready and let everyone dig in and make their own lettuce wraps. Cook the pork a day ahead if you like, then glaze and reheat to serve – just make sure it’s piping hot all the way through.
These pork and lemongrass meatballs are ready in just 30 minutes and under 300 calories but are packed full of flavour. The pickled cucumber helps to keep the flavours fresh and ties in the Asian influence, and the lettuce cups keep it healthy.
The best quick meal for two: just 5 ingredients is all you need. Pork chops, parsnips, maple syrup, mustard powder and olive oil – and on the table for a midweek meal in just 30 minutes.
Sweet, pillowy Hirata buns are popping up on menus all over at the moment. Try this on-trend recipe at home with our step-by-step guide. The secret to steamed buns is adding extra raising agent and double rising, which gives you a pillowy bun to stuff your pork belly into.
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