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Creamy Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Pork chops can be a tricky meat to prepare. In the past, pork was bred selectively for excellent marbling throughout each muscle. This made the pork very tender and moist. The downside is that pork from that time period was very fatty. As people began to become more conscious of the health effects of consuming fatty …

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13 Best Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops Recipes (All Types)

The other white meat, pork, gets a bad rap. Traditionally, farmers raised their pigs to have copious amounts of fat on them. A beefy hog made good bacon. With the interest in eating healthier in the past few decades, farmers began raising their hogs healthier and the result comes in low-fat pork chops. The typical …

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Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops Recipe

In past generations, pork chops were a kind of meat that you served when you wanted a tender, juicy piece of meat to cook for dinner. Pigs were bred to have plenty of fat marbled through the muscle to provide moisture and tenderness when you fried a pork chop. However, as Americans became more conscious …

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Roast Pork Loin with Dijon Mustard and Thyme Recipe – How to Make it in 9 Simple Steps

  Cooked properly, roasted pork loin is juicy and tender. The flavor is delicious, and the texture is perfect. Our recipe for Roast Pork Loin with Dijon Mustard and Thyme gives you a wonderful marinade for the meat. While there are some strongly flavored ingredients, like the garlic, mustard, and balsamic vinegar, overall, these flavors …

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Vinegar Garlic Pork Loin Recipe – How to Make it in 10 Simple Steps

  With a rich tangy sweetness, balsamic vinegar is typically used for flavoring in meat marinades, salad dressings, or sauces. This condiment has been made for over a thousand years. Traditionally, balsamic vinegar was made from freshly squeezed grape juice. Artisan balsamic vinegar is aged for 12 years before it is sold. Over the years, …

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Apple Cider Pork Chops Recipe – How to Make it in 23 Simple Steps

Our recipe for Apple Cider Pork Chops features Apple Cider and a key component. However, if you are not a fan of meat that is sticky sweet, have no fear. Ingredients like soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and vinegar cut the sweetness of this recipe and add some tangy twists to the flavor profile. Pork chops are …

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18 Types of Pork Dishes

Grilled pork ribs with spices

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.

1. The delicious hirino me selino pork dish

Pork and celery stew in transparent bowl on a wooden table.

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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.

2. The incomparable babi guling

Zoom in photo of a a Balenese meat roasted suckling pig in a plate.

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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.

3. The tasty fatback

Looking delicious, A tasty sandwiches fried pork fatback slices in a chopping board.

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This pork dish is popular in South America. The name fatback comes from the fact that firm and dense fat is taken off the back of the pig and comes either with or without the skin.

The fat is then used to make salt pork or lard., which is actually more delicious than it sounds.

The pork recipe is said to bring luck and wealth in the following year so it is usually prepared during gatherings at the end of the year.

This pork dish particularly became very popular in South America during the great depression this is because it was cheap and poor families could afford it as well.

4. The inihaw na liempo

The all time favorite Filipino food rhe Inihaw na Liempo.

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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.

5. The yummy tongue twister: Schab faszerowany

Zoom in photo of a pork fresh a traditional dish from Poland.

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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

Spicy hot pork meat originally from Haiti in a plate with pork basil and sliced onion ring.

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Griot is a very popular pork dish in Haiti that is made up of pork meat cubes simmered in a sweet, spicy, and tangy marinade of:

The meat is smeared in the above marinade until tender and then it is fried. The sauce is used as the cooking liquid.

Historically, pork meat was very scarce and expensive in Haiti, as a result, this pork dish was prepared for special occasions only.

The dish is a homage to the griot, a person of high status in West African countries. The griot pork dish became Haiti’s national dish and is prepared more often than in the past.

7. The succulent Christmas favorite: pomana porcului

Romanian food pomana porcului made from chunks of fried pork, sausages and offal served with corn porridge close-up photo.

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This is a popular Romanian traditional dish consisting of different pork cuts such as the tenderloin, the ribs, and the offal such as the liver.

Some variations of the dish may also include several types of sausages. The ingredients are fried together in lard and once done, the dish is served with cornmeal porridge.

The meal is usually prepared before Christmas and is associated with the tradition of pig slaughter. The dish is prepared as a sign of appreciation for one another by families.

8. Enjoy a taste of Spain with lacon con grelos

Zoom in photo of a typical dish from Galicia (Spain) called lacon con grelos, accompanied by chorizo and tender beans.

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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

Zoom in photo of the famous Canadian meat pie known as Tourtière pork.

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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.

10. Moo manao – a kiss of garlic and lime

Thai Garlic Lime Pork served with fresh crunchy vegetables healthy and easy food called Moo Manao.


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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!

11. Lick your lips! It’s smothered pork chops

Delicious smothered pork chops stewed with many vegetables in a frying pan.

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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

Close up photo of a cheesy pork meatballs served with mashed potatoes also known as Medisterkaker.

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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.

13. The five-layer Korean barbecue (ogyeopsal)

A photo of a spicy Korean Pork belly bolgogi with barbecue char marks also knonw as Ogyeopsal.

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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.

14. Sweet and spicy dwaeji galbi

A korean pork ribs fortunately served with sweet sugar, spicy garlic, pepper, leeks and fruit sauce in soy sauce also known Dwaegi Galbi.

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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

The famous st louis style bbq ribs with collard greens and mac & cheese partnered with chilling iced trea outside on picnic table during sunny summer day.

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This pork dish is very popular in the US, particularly around barbecue season in the summer. The recipe consists of pork ribs trimmed down into uniform, rectangular pieces of meat.

The meat is seasoned with salt or rubbed with different kinds of spices, and then brushed with a sweet barbecue sauce, which is a bit acidic and sticky.

After that, the meat is grilled and served with more barbecue sauce for dipping. It’s definitely one of those dishes that’ll get the whole neighborhood taling.

16. Another American classic: SPAM pork

The all time breakfast luncheon meat originated from America the Spam Pork.

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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.

17. A boneless, succulent hero: Pernil pork


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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.

18. The old faithful: delicious pulled pork

An American pork also known as pulled pork being pulled with fork in a chopping board.

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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.