Yucatan pulled pork – cochinita pibil – is one the most flavourful pulled pork dishes out there. It’s loaded with big citrus and achiote taste. Roasted garlic and some good old fashioned smoke pushes it way over the top. This is pulled pork Mexican style.
This is my riff on kimchee jjigae. It’s a salty, spicy, porky bowl of cabbage and broth goodness. Korean pork stew really. Easier and a bit more approachable than absolutely authentic kimchee jjigae.
Chorizo potatoes. This is a riff on patatas bravas – one of the most famous tapas dishes of all time. It’s famous for a reason. It’s really good. But jack up the flavour with some chorizo. Drizzle it with some homemade aioli or garlic mayonnaise. That’s great.
Want the comfort of a nice pasta al forno but you don’t have time to make anything fancy? Baked pasta with sausage alfredo sauce is a fast way to get a fix. Simple. Fast. Easy. Sausage and a bit of crushed red chili kick the flavours up a notch. It’s an Italian spin on mac and cheese with pulled pork.
Korean style pork chops take about 5 minutes to prep and cook up in no time flat. A few ingredients, a quick marinade and your ready to go. Gochujang is the secret ingredient. It takes this recipe from run of the mill asian to something special.
I’ve always loved Japanese gyoza. Something I always order when I go out for sushi. Gyoza or shumai – I can’t get enough. Something about that little fried and steamed dumpling dipped in a simple soy rice wine vinegar mix just makes me smile. If they make you smile, read on.