Mark Waters Winter 2022
It's time to fire up the grill and indulge in some epic BBQ pork recipes. Whether you're a fan of juicy pork chops, fall-off-the-bone ribs, or easy pulled pork, there's no denying that pork is the perfect meat for the grill. From classic American BBQ to exotic flavors from around the world, there's a pork recipe to suit every taste and occasion. So grab your tongs, stock up on charcoal, and get ready to impress your friends and family with the ultimate selection of BBQ pork recipes.
A good pork chop is a wonderful thing, but not easy to get right; you need the right sort of heat to ensure a good sear and crispy crackling.
Smoking the pork belly burnt ends for several hours adds a rich smoky flavor that complements the tender and juicy meat. One thing to keep in mind when making pork belly burnt ends is to remove the skin, as it can be tough and chewy when cooked.
Baby back ribs are located near the spine of the pig, just above the spare ribs. This recipe for baby back ribs calls for soaking the ribs overnight in apple juice, which helps to tenderize the meat and infuse it with a subtle fruity sweetness.
I love this recipe and brought the big guns out for it – my 1m-long churrasco skewers – and cooked the meat over applewood embers. It is certainly a grand skewer, but quite simple.
Filipino BBQ is famous for pork dishes and many of the marinades use carbonated soft drink for acidity and sweetness, along with banana ketchup.
Pork shoulder, also known as pork butt, is a popular cut for making easy pulled pork. This flavorful and versatile cut comes from the upper portion of the pig's front leg and contains a good amount of fat and connective tissue, which makes it ideal for slow cooking. When cooked low and slow, the pork shoulder becomes tender and falls apart easily, making it perfect for pulled pork. The meat's natural fat content keeps it moist and flavorful, and it easily absorbs the flavors of any seasonings or sauces it is cooked with.
A classic Spanish tapas, albondigas are rich with smoked paprika and delicious washed down with a glass of Rioja in the sunshine.
Pork tenderloin is a lean and tender cut of meat that is perfect for skewers. This versatile cut is located along the pig's backbone and is one of the most tender and flavorful parts of the animal. Its low fat content and tender texture make it an ideal choice for quick-cooking methods like grilling and broiling, and its mild flavor pairs well with a variety of seasonings and marinades. When cut into bite-sized pieces and skewered, pork tenderloin cooks quickly and evenly, making it a great option for easy and delicious skewers. These spicy pork skewers dipped in peanut sauce are heaven on a stick.
This recipe is the easiest way to make artisanal bacon at home, just buy your pork and get curing! No experience or qualifications required - just simple, easy and very tasty - you will not want shop bought ever again! This recipe is from ProQ Smokers website.
A British classic! And perfect in a wood oven. This is my ‘go-to’ batter that doubles up for Yorkshire Puddings (which, incidentally, are also magnificent cooked in the wood oven.)
To achieve the perfect crackling, it's essential to dry and score the pig skin before grilling, which helps to draw out the moisture and create a crispy, golden-brown layer that adds texture and flavor to the dish. Watch Marcus’ video now.
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