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Go the whole hog with these warming and wintery pork recipes

Five hearty, spicy, tasty recipes for the winter ‘porkathon’

Pooja Mitra | Published 21.11.22, 12:31 PM

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Winter is here and so is the zeal to cook without sweating buckets. And hogging hog is a wintertime tradition that really can’t be missed. So, here are five pork recipes — some healthy, some spicy — to go all out with as we continue to enjoy the rising nip in the air.

Bok choy soup with artisanal pork sausage

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An under 30-minute zero oil soup with the rich aroma and taste of artisanal sausage and big helpings of green goodness.

Ingredients:

  • Artisanal pork sausages: 6-7 pieces (Medium spice)
  • Bok choy: 10-12 pieces
  • Medium thick sliced baby carrots: 8-10 pieces
  • French beans: 6-7 pieces
  • Baby onions: 6-7 pieces
  • Baby potatoes: 4-5 pieces
  • Medium diced broccoli: 8-10 pieces
  • Chopped coriander leaves: 3 tablespoons
  • Finely chopped green chillies: 1 tablespoon
  • Bay leaf: 1 large
  • Crushed garlic: 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: 4 tablespoons
  • Crushed black pepper: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt

Recipe:

  • Put the artisanal pork sausages and baby potatoes in a pressure cooker with a pinch of salt, crushed garlic, bay leaf and black pepper powder and sufficient water. Cook on low flame for two whistles
  • Now add carrots, French beans, baby onions, broccoli, green chilli and cook until another whistle, and on low medium flame this time
  • Open the lid, add the bok choy, lemon juice, the remaining black pepper and cook uncovered for 3-5 minutes
  • Check seasoning and have a warm bowl full of meaty-healthy goodness

Tip:

  • You can replicate this recipe with chicken, mutton or beef, and add more vegetables of your choice
  • You can also add eggs once the soup is ready and give a two-minute swirl-and-cook for an egg-drop version

Pork keema chapli kebabs

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A tasty kebab recipe to go with a tangy-minty chutney and a glass of rum (or coffee).

Ingredients:

  • Pork keema: 200gm
  • Onion paste: 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger and garlic paste: 2 tablespoons
  • Green chilli paste: 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice: 2 teaspoons
  • Scrambled eggs: 2 eggs
  • Finely chopped onion: 1 large
  • Finely chopped mint leaves: 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted and crushed coriander seeds: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ghee

Recipe:

  • Drain any excess water out of the keema
  • Marinate the pork keema with scrambled eggs, onion-ginger-garlic-green chilli juice, lemon juice and salt. Cover and let it sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Now add the second batch of marination, i.e. the chopped onion, mint leaves, some ghee and the masalas, mix well and allow it to sit for another 15 minutes
  • Heat vegetable oil + ghee on a non-stick pan (50:50 ratio)
  • Make medium-sized patties and cook on low flame uncovered for 2-3 minutes, covered for 4-15 minutes and then again uncovered for 2-3 minutes

Tip:

  • If you knead the dough to tighten a little, add a little maida. These kebabs should be succulent and not chewy, so take a bit caution while making the meat mince

Pork chops with fried onions and mashed potatoes

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A winter favourite — pork chops in barbeque sauce topped with some fried onions and a dollop of creamy mashed potatoes — this dinner recipe can never go out of style.

Ingredients:

  • Pork chops: 2
  • Barbecue sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Mashed potatoes: 3 large
  • Full fat cream: 100ml
  • Fried onions: ½ small cup
  • Crushed garlic cloves: 3
  • Crushed black pepper: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt
  • Butter

Recipe:

  • Marinate the pork chops with the sauce, crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon black pepper powder. Check seasoning and add salt if required
  • Preheat oven at 140 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Brush butter on each side of the chops and grill for 7-8 minutes per side
  • Keep the baking tray below the grill stand to avoid wasting of the delish pork juice
  • Meanwhile, in a nonstick pan, add some butter and heat. Add the mashed potatoes (ensure that they are lump free) and season with some salt and pepper
  • Cook on low to medium heat for 2-3 minutes before adding the cream. Mix well and cook on low to medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until you have the desired consistency and texture
  • Plate the chops and mashed potatoes with fried onions and dig in

Tip:

  • To fry onions, marinate with salt and pepper and saute on low flame until golden and almost light brown

Char siu pork

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A big bowl of ramen, some char siu pork with toasty sesame seeds sprinkled and a go-to movie or series — an unwind and chill situation we want to fit into our schedule ASAP.

Ingredients:

  • Pork shoulder fillets: 8 pieces
  • Chinese five spices: 1 teaspoon
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Light soy sauce: 2 teaspoons
  • Hoisin sauce: 2 teaspoons
  • Roasted white sesame seeds: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Butter

Recipe:

  • Marinate the pork strips with five spices, honey, brown sugar, soy and hoisin sauce. Check seasoning and add salt if required
  • Preheat the oven to 140 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Brush the strips with butter and place on the grill stand. Place the baking tray at the bottom and grill for 30 minutes
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and have hot

Pork cutlets

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Time to indulge in all things fried — air-fried or deep-fried — because winter is here and we can’t keep calm (neither can our gastronomical adventure plans that were tucked away, because, well, summer!)

Ingredients:

  • Pork keema: 200gm
  • Finely chopped onions: 2 large
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon
  • Finely chopped green chillies: 2-3
  • Ginger and garlic paste: 2 tablespoons
  • Garam masala powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Mashed potatoes: 1 large
  • Eggs: 1 for marination, 1 for coating
  • Bread crumbs
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

Recipe:

  • Marinate the meat with the chopped vegetables, ginger and garlic paste and dry spices and leave it in the freezer preferably overnight or at least for 10-minutes
  • Add mashed potatoes, egg, salt and knead well
  • Give cutlet-shapes, coat in egg and then in bread crumbs and deep fry on low to medium heat until golden brown

Tip:

  • All the pork juices while grilling can be reused while making any dish (practically any) and can be stored in a glass container in the freezer for up to 2-3 days
Last updated on 21.11.22, 01:37 PM
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