Pork is a powerhouse of vitamins, nutrients and protein and in fact, Koreans believe that pork belly is a health food! They say that it has qualities which can clear skin, maintain a healthy liver and clean the system of bad cholesterol. Whilst we can’t substantiate all those claims – we do know it tastes pretty awesome!
Pork is one of the most heavily consumed meats in the world and some cuts such as tenderloin, loin chops and sirloin roast come from the lean meat and are considered healthier than eating chicken. Many an American breakfast is served with sizzling, crispy bacon, not to mention the gorgeous roasted ham found in sandwiches and baguettes all around the world. Easy to eat, incredibly versatile and combines well with other ingredients ? what’s not to love about pork?
#1 Szechuan Noodles with Pork
Our first stop is Asia with this tasty Chinese dish. You’ll love the perfect blend of chilli and pepper paired with sesame paste and garlic for a truly flavorful mealtime choice. It’s quick and easy to prepare, is nice and light to eat and will go down a treat at the family table. Szechuan cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy but this recipe can easily be adapted for less adventurous tastes. However, if you’re looking to add some excitement back into your diet then Szechuan cooking will invigorate your taste buds with bold flavors and tongue tingling excitement! To get the recipe, go to http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/pork/szechuan-noodles-with-pork
#2 Pork Goulash
A hearty Hungarian dish comes in the form of pork goulash and can be made as a simple one pot dish. This is a great winter warmer recipe and ideal comfort food for the family during the long, cold nites. This Hungarian stew has tons of seasoning and is flavoured with paprika for a little added kick. This meal is enjoyed right across central, southern and eastern Europe too, even though it has its roots in the medieval kingdom of Hungary. Packed full of pork and healthy vegetables, you’ll be the star of the kitchen with this recipe. Go to http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/pork/pork-goulash
#3 Rosemary Roast Pork Loin
Serve up the perfect Sunday roast dinner and you’ll be very popular. Hot sizzling pork, roasted potatoes and fresh, steaming vegetables in a rich gravy sauce is the perfect family get-together, celebration or regular weekday dinner for those times when only the best will do. A roasted pork loin will also supply you with delicious, crispy crackling which is something you can’t get with other meats. Pork joints go beautifully with a rosemary and garlic seasoning or sage, onion and apple of course. For full details of how to achieve the perfect roast, go to http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/pork/rosemary-roast-pork-loin
#4 American Southern Baked Ham
Get a traditional taste of the south with this gorgeous basted ham covered in a brown-sugar and bourbon glaze. Eaten hot or cold, it’s a simple recipe that will take your taste buds on a journey to the hot, balmy southern states. The glaze is not overpowering but the perfect balance between sweet and savory. Check out the recipe details at http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/pork/american-southern-baked-ham
#5 Brazilian Pork, Beef and Black Bean Stew
Brazil has a huge mix of cultures within its borders, all of which have contributed to the vibrant and eclectic mix of flavors found in its cuisine. Brazil is one of the world’s biggest producers of fruit and coffee but did you know it also exports more meat and poultry than anywhere other country? The meat here is pretty awesome so you know a Brazilian recipe is going to be delicious! This recipe contains not one meat choice but two to celebrate Brazil’s top spot in meat production and we’ve included some beans as beans and rice are very popular as part of a Brazilian diet. For a stew recipe that will create a carnival in your mouth, go to http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/pork/brazilian-pork-beef-and-black-bean-stew