Recipes For Pork

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Recipes for pork are always welcome! This bland lower fat animal protein generally needs some sprucing up with fats and spices. Now we know why it is fondly referred to as "the other white meat".

The pork recipes I have included are some of our personal favorites and are easy to prepare.



Garlic Stuffed Slow Roasted Pork

Ingredients:

  • Pork Loin about 3 lbs.
  • Seasoning Blend containing sea salt, coriander, mustard, paprika & chili powder
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Rosemary Powder
  • Ginger Powder

Directions:

Locate a pork loin with a nice fat cap. Cut into 2-3 pieces. Score fat cap in grid pattern down to meat. Pierce and stuff meat with as many garlic cloves as you prefer.

With fat cap up, place into a glass covered dish that will fit the pork pieces snugly. This will allow the juices to infuse and maintain moisture in the meat.

Sprinkle with the above seasonings, cover and convection bake at 300F for about 3 hours. I use a blend from Trader Joes that has the above ingredients but a no salt seasoning blend will suffice. An orange rind blend might be nice too.

I have always thought recipes for pork that I've generally tried to be a bit too dry for my taste but this is a winner!

This is a Phase II or Paleo Diet recipe

Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Olives

Ingredients, recipes for pork:

  • Pork Loin about 3 lbs., silver skin removed, cut into 1-inch slices, each pounded to 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper (finely ground is nice)
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil

For Sauce:

  • 1 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbs. Butter
  • 1 Fennel Bulb, Thinly Sliced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Cup Mandarin Juice and 1 Tbs. Mandarin Zest, (use fresh never canned)
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Pitted Green Olives, Sliced
  • 4 Tbs. Fresh Chopped Parsley Leaves

Directions:

Sprinkle salt and pepper over both sides of pork slices. Heat 1 Tbs. Olive oil in cast iron or steel skillet. Brown pork slices for 90 seconds on each side. (Do not over crowd)

Using medium heat, place 2 Tbs. oil and butter in pan in which pork was cooked. Add fennel and saute until softened (about 2 minutes). Add garlic, saute 1 minute more. Add juice, and bring to a boil, scraping pan bottom with wooden spatula to de-glaze.

Cook until liquid reduces to a glaze (about 2 1/2 minutes). Add Chicken Broth.

Increase heat to high and boil until liquid reaches consistency of maple syrup (about 3 minutes). Reduce heat to medium, return pork to pan with zest, olives and parsley, turning meat to coat. Simmer to heat and blend flavors.

Transfer pork to serving plate and spoon sauce over meat. Serve immediately.

This is a Phase II or Paleo Diet recipe

Coffee Rubbed Pork Shoulder Roast

Preheat oven broiler to 400F

Ingredients:

  • Pork Shoulder Roast 3-4 lbs.
  • 2 Tbs. Ground Coffee Beans
  • 1 Tbs. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbs. Ground Cumin

Directions:

Place the ground coffee on a baking sheet. Put in oven about 6 inches from broiler heat source. Broil about 45 seconds shaking the tray about every 10 seconds or whenever you see smoke, remove from oven.

In a small bowl, stir together the coffee, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper, and cumin. Tub onto pork and let marinate at least 2 hours.

Turn oven to 400F, bake. Roast pork 20 minutes, turn temperature down to 300F and continue cooking for 2 more hours or until internal temperature hits 150F. Let meat rest for 15 minutes before slicing. This is one of the most intriguing recipes for pork I've ever tasted.

This is a Phase I or Paleo Diet recipe

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Bacon Sandwich or Low Carb BLT

Ingredients:

Directions:

Weave as much bacon as you would like for your sandwich. Place in a panini maker, foreman grill or a skillet with a bacon press and cook until your desired wellness.

Saute onions in a bit of olive oil. Once your bacon comes off the grill, build it with the sliced tomatoes, mayo, grilled onions, cheese and lettuce. We used pepper jack but I prefer raw cheddar.

This I believe would be great with chicken salad too.

If you are concerned about bacon, remember it is 47% monounsaturated fat, the same fatty acid promoted by the consumption of olive oil. My advice is always try to purchase bacon that has been raised properly and processed without nitrates. While celery salt is used and is a nitrate in some bacon, it is naturally occurring. Bacon always has a home here at recipes for pork.

This is a Phase II or Paleo Diet recipe

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