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10 Easy Pork Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

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10 Easy Pork Recipes for Weeknight Dinners
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Pork is a tasty and tender meat which lends itself to fast cooking on a weekday night, perfect for frying, stir-fying, grilling or barbecuing in a number of easy pork recipes.

When purchasing pork try to look for the more flavoursome free-range, organic or rare-breed pork which will generally be a deeper pink colour than commercially produced pork. 

Whether roasted, pan fried, stuffed or barbequed we have a delicious selection of succulent easy pork recipes to try including pulled pork.

Pulled pork is an American invention which has translated well overseas where the meat is cooked so gently it falls apart in your fingers and melts in your mouth and is perfect stuffed into a roll with a piquant sauce. Try making this on the weekend as it takes longer to prepare and enjoy the fruits of your labour throughout the week.

10 Easy Pork Recipes

Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry

A weeknight dinner doesn't get easier than this teriyaki pork stir fry with baby corn and kale. Serve it on its own or with a bowl of rice.

HOW TO MAKE MOMOFUKU PORK BUNS

David Chang's sticky and succulent pork buns are encased inside a sweet and salty bun. Learn how to make them.

BRAIDED PORK FILET WITH BALSAMIC VINEGAR

This simple dish comes with a twist, quite literally. The pork fillets are braided together before being pan fried in butter and olive oil in this Italian recipe which is finished off with a good quality balsamic vinegar.

PORK CHOPS IN MUSHROOM MARSALA SAUCE

This is a great recipe to have in your repertoire. Not only is it quick to prepare, it's easy to cook and champions some really big bold flavours. For a quiet night in or a  dinner party, this dish will be a sure hit.

Easy Pork Stir Fry

Green, red and yellow bell peppers pair with mushrooms in this easy pork stir fry served with egg-fried rice.

PORK CHOPS STUFFED WITH MUSHROOMS AND THYME

This succulent dish is ready in less than half an hour. Meaty pork chops stuffed with earthy mushrooms make for a satisfying dinner perfect mid week.

PORK STUFFED WITH SPINACH AND SHEEP'S CHEESE

Pork escalopes are stuffed with cheese and spinach and served with fresh tomatoes on a bed of rocket. A light and tasty way to enjoy pork along with plenty of vegetables.

POTATO AND APPLE GRATIN WITH SMOKED PORK IN A BAKING DISH

Smoked and diced pork is combined with potatoes and apples in this comforting casserole. Perfect for communal eating and sharing with friends and family.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Master these pulled pork sandwiches and brunch will always be at your house, guaranteed.

Green Soup with Avocado

Use any leftover pulled pork as a garnish for this hearty bean soup laced with avocado and coriander.

Mapo Doufu

This Sichuan recipe for mapo doufu (a tasty pork and tofu dish) comes together is less than 30 minutes. 

Hungry for more?

Italian chef Daniel Facen - owner of Anteprima restaurant near Bergamo, show you on video how to prepare his Suckling pig with artichokes and cocoa brittle recipe.


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