Best ever pork recipes

Pork is a great value, versatile meat. You can use pork in midweek meals, such as our pepper pork schnitzel, pork saltimbocca or 15-minute Szechuan pork recipes. For something a bit more impressive for dinner parties and entertaining, try our slow-cooked pork carnitas with tomatillo salsa or steamed pork hirata buns. Sunday comfort food is also catered for, with Korean slow-roast shoulder of pork and Dan Doherty's pork belly and quince with sage and black pudding stuffing, and borlotti bean ragout.

Roast pork loin with apfelkren

Check out this easy roast pork with apple horseradish sauce and super crispy crackling. This comforting pork recipe is easy to make and will make for a show-stopping family dinner.

Pork Loin Roast with Apple Horseradish (Apfelkren)

Spiced pork and pineapple skewers

Check out these tender pork skewers with hot ancho chillis, and sweet and juicy pineapple. This punchy bbq recipe is super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes.

Pork and Pineapple Skewers

Pork burgers with Thai tomato and coconut relish

Check out these pork burgers with punchy Thai flavours, topped with a cooling zesty coconut relish. These easy pork burgers come from chef Scott Hallsworth’s Asian junk-food restaurant, Freak Scene.

Pork Mince Burgers with Coconut Relish

Pork jowl, burnt orange and fennel salad

Impress your friends and family at your next dinner party with this soft and tender pork with crunchy fennel salad. This showstopping dinner recipe comes from chef Johnnie Crowe of new London restaurant, Nest.

Pork Jowl Recipe with a Fennel Salad served on a round off-white plate on a dark wooden table

Pulled pork hornado

Check out this melt-in-the-mouth pulled pork with super crispy crackling. Ideal for a summery social gathering.

Slow Roast Pulled Pork Recipe (Hornado)

Peppered pork schnitzel with watercress salad

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.

Slow-cooked pork carnitas with tomatillo salsa

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.

Pork saltimbocca

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.

Cheat’s spicy pork ramen

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.

Pork and sage meatballs

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.

Vietnamese caramel pork

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.

Dan Doherty’s pork belly and quince with sage and black pudding stuffing, and borlotti bean ragout

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.

15-minute Szechuan pork

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.

Korean slow-roast shoulder of pork

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.

Pork and lemongrass meatballs in lettuce cups

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.

Pork chops with maple parsnips

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.

Steamed pork buns (Hirata buns)

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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