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Pork is the name given to the meat that comes from a domestic pig, and it’s one of the most consumed meats worldwide. Pork is consumed both preserved and freshly cooked, and I personally prefer the freshly cooked variety.
There are several types of pork dishes in the world, and while I’ve tried some of these I still have a long way to go. Luckily, I’m a huge fan of pork, so doing so will not be a problem.
Almost every country in the world has a specialty pork dish, and some of these are so popular that they’re scattered everywhere.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the most common types of pork dishes from around the world, which you can easily make at home and enjoy with your family.
This pork recipe is very popular in Greece and is made up of braised pork mixed with spices, herbs like dill or oregano, celery, and onions. In the end, the dish is topped up with creamy egg, and lemon sauce to thicken the soup.
You can prepare this delicious pork dish anytime for your family to enjoy, however in Greece it is mostly prepared in winter and is usually served together with bread and potatoes.
I enjoyed this dish with my husband when we visited Greece last year and it’s one of the things I miss about the country.
I tried preparing it for my family the other day, and it came out okay, but it wasn’t as perfect as the one I enjoyed in Greece.
The babi guling pork dish is from Indonesia and is also known as the Indonesian roast suckling pig. The recipe is mostly popular in Bali where most of the population subscribes to Hinduism.
Preparing this dish is quite easy. Firstly, the pork’s skin is rubbed with turmeric before the roasting begins, and then it is stuffed with a basa gede spice combination which consists of:
After stuffing the pork with all the spices, it is then placed on a spit and roasted on an open fire. This type of dish is known to be served only on special gatherings and occasions in Indonesia.
However, in some countries, it can be prepared at any time. As I mentioned before, the dish is mostly common in Bali and served with babi guling as the signature dish.
After the pig is roasted, the skin is removed and then the meat is cut into chunks. Every serving of this pork recipe consists of a chunk of juicy meat, crispy skin, and tasty stuffing. Some serve the dish with fresh vegetables, steamed rice, etc.
My husband’s birthday is around the corner and we plan to have a big birthday party where we’ll invite friends and family.
We plan to have this dish as one of the meals we will serve at the party and I just know that our guests will love it.
This is a popular pork dish in the Philippines which consists of grilled pork belly. The dish is prepared in many ways but it is commonly prepared with pork belly that’s marinated in the following ingredients:
After the marination process, the pork is placed on the grill and basted with marinade, banana ketchup, and oil. The pork dish can be served with white rice, spiced vinegar, and dipping sauce. This pork dish is usually served as the main dish, but some also serve it as an appetizer.
The schab faszerowany pork dish is from Poland. It’s a traditional polish dish that’s made up of lean, uncured pork loin stuffed with ground pork or sausage, dried apricots, and some people even use prunes or apples.
The loin is rubbed with a blend of herbs, rolled, and then roasted until it is golden brown. The dish can be served together with different types of salads, potatoes, etc.
This dish is perfect for any event and is usually served as a Sunday lunch in Poland. It is very easy to prepare and does not require much of your time, so feel free to give it a try next time you buy some pork.
6. A dish that needs no introduction: Haitian griot
This famous Galician dish is made with ham hock and turnip greens as the main ingredients. The ham hock and turnip greens are boiled together and when ready, the dish is typically served with sausages and potatoes.
This dish is an absolute favorite in winter but it can also be consumed any time of the year. Give it a try this summer and see how your family likes it.
9. The Tourtière pork dish: a classic Canadian meat pie
This dish, which is popular in France and Canada is a spiced meat pie usually prepared between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The dish is made from pork and sometimes consists of beef to achieve a different flavor.
The pork meat is prepared with lots of onions, diced or mashed potatoes, and spices that include cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.
The dish is ideal for winter since it is served under a lid of golden, flaky pastry dough after being mixed with herbs and vegetables.
The Moo manao (lime pork) dish is very popular in Thailand. It consists of pork soaked in a spicy dressing of lime juice and garlic, mixed with fresh mint leaves and lime slices. When it’s done cooking, this dish is typically served with crispy, iced Chinese broccoli stems.
The mixture of the warm and tender pork meat with the broccoli creates a tasteful flavor that anyone can enjoy. This dish can also be prepared with other types of meats such as beef, chicken, and seafood.
The Chinese broccoli stems can be replaced with regular broccoli stems, and the dish is ideal to serve with rice or on its own.
On one of his trips to Thailand, my husband ate this dish and when he returned from the trip, he couldn’t stop raving about how tasty it was.
After a few attempts, I prepared the meal with great success. We all enjoyed the meal and plan to prepare it again sometime in the future. The kids loved it too!
This pork dish is a traditional soul food dish that is very popular in Louisiana. It’s made up of pork chops smothered in a rich tasty gravy. While there are several different renditions of this dish, it’s usually made up of the following ingredients:
Firstly, the pork chops are well fried usually in grease bacon, then smothered in gravy, and then served as a dish itself or alongside rice, field peas, or smothered potatoes. Yum!
12. Medisterkaker, the ultimate Norwegian comfort food
This is a popular Norwegian traditional pork dish. They’re basically pork meatballs which are commonly prepared with a mixture of the following ingredients:
The pork meat, salt, and eggs are mixed until the texture becomes sticky, after that the mixture is combined with flour and spices. The milk is added to the mixture bit by bit so that it doesn’t become too hard.
After that, the mixture is shaped to appear like tiny balls and then fried until they look brownish.
You may also cook the pork meatballs in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. These pork meatballs are served alongside pork ribs, boiled potatoes, etc. And they are usually cooked as a traditional meal on special occasions such as Christmas and other family gatherings.
I once prepared this meal for Thanksgiving and it was unforgettable.
This popular South Korean dish is a pork belly cut that’s traditionally used in their barbecue known as gui. The cut comes together with the skin and is typically sliced into strips which are then grilled on a special Korean barbecue.
The dish can be enjoyed as it is or can be incorporated into sam wraps and other side dishes. I’ve never tried this pork dish before but I have all the ingredients and nothing will stop me from trying it out with my family.
This is another pork dish that originates in Korea, and it’s made from pork ribs known as gui. Firstly, the ribs are marinated in a spicy mixture known as gochujang or sometimes in a soy sauce marinade consisting of rice wine, garlic, and ginger.
The pork dish is also popular in restaurants but they usually grill the ribs and they are served with lettuce or oerilla leaves as wrappers. The meal is accompanied by a dipping sauce and different types of vegetables.
15. For when you really want to impress: St. Louis-style ribs
Let’s take a look at yet another popular U.S. pork dish: SPAM pork. This meal is a mixture of pork, water, salt, sugar, potato starch, and sodium nitrate known as spam. The dish is available in cans and has become very popular worldwide.
The meal is cooked under vacuum pressure and is a great source of quick protein when you’re in a pinch. Jay Hormel is the inventor of the recipe and the product behind it.
He invented SPAM by canning the shoulder of a pig with some spices. If you’ve never tried this dish, then you definitely should. It’s tasty and can be served with a wide variety of sides.
Pernil pork is a Puerto Rican classic that consists of a succulent roasted pork shoulder seasoned in a marinade known as adobo mojado. This dish typically consists of ingredients such as:
The name pernil originates comes from the Spanish word pierna, which means leg, and is also a Catalan word for ham. No matter how you slice it though, it’s a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving lineup.
This delicious pork dish is also an American barbecue method of slow-cooking pork meat and it originates from the western part of North Carolina. This pork dish is also a staple in Puerto Rican functions such as parties, weddings, and other special occasions.
When being prepared the shoulder cuts of the pork are dressed with vinegar, tomato sauce, and pepper. In some parts of America, they cook the whole pig with a tomato-free sauce.
The result is tender meat that can be pulled into small pieces and enjoyed in any way you like.
Pulled pork has become popular worldwide, and is usually used to make sandwiches with fries, baked beans, and sauces.
Pork shoulder is not only more widely available and inexpensive when compared to ham, but it seems that most people prefer it.