Smoked Scotch Eggs

Smoked scotch egg served with cider and sunshine

I’ve made Scotch eggs in numerous guises, the most recent adding BBQ rub to enhance the taste sensation. This incantation of the popular pub snack was deemed by my wife to be the pinnacle of Scotch egging (if that’s a phrase).

All this changed however when I added smoke into the mix.

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Simple Pork Curry

Simple and delicious pork curry topped with coriander

Continuing our exploration of Indian food, a recipe for a simple and delicious pork curry. It goes very well with the sweet potato and aubergine curry side dish posted here last week.
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Simply Zensational Vietnamese Banh Mi

Simply Zensational Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich

What do I enjoy most about cooking? Bread, Vietnamese food, fresh flavours and cooking gadgets … mostly the Big Green Egg. So how could I bring all of those elements together into a single meal, throwing in a good dose of tasty flavour enhancing rub?

Step forward the Simply Zensational Banh Mi roll.
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Chicharron – Crispy Pork Scratchings

Chicharron sprinkled with smoked paprika

Tired of popcorn, looking for a new snack for movie night? I was, so decided to try something different and make crispy pork scratchings (or chicharron). Served with apple sauce or sprinkled with paprika, they are delicious and tasty.

And watching them cook in a deep fat fryer is up there with the top weird and funky cooking experiences I have had.
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Peruvian Marinated Pork with Sour Cream Dip

Peruvian marinated pork

Peruvian chicken is a classic, tasty dish with many permutations. The basis of all of the different recipes is a marinade that combines a few spices to give a memorable flavour to the chicken.

After tasting the marinade, I thought it would work equally well with pork chops. So when in Rome … or, in this case, Lima …
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Banh Mi Panini – A Vietnamese Sandwich

The ingredients to make a Banh Mi Panini

Banh mi is to Vietnam what a sandwich is to the western world, and along with Pho Ga is a contender for Vietnam’s national dish. Packed with tasty pork, fresh herbs and mouth-tingling pickled vegetables, it takes the lunch experience to a whole new level.

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Shoulder with Sage and Apricot

Bacon-wrapped pork shoulder with sage and apricot

Everything tastes better with bacon, or so the saying goes. If that’s the case, then surely merging pork, bacon and sausage into one lovely package would be heavenly. Let’s find out …
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Glazed Double-Cut Pork Chops with a Spice Rub

Double-cut pork chops cooked and ready for glazing

I recently found a great recipe for double-cut pork chops. This used a spice rub from Dizzy Pig that is inaccessible where I live, so I made my own rub based on the ingredients of their product. It resulted in some of the finest pork chops I have ever tasted. Enjoy!Continue reading“Glazed Double-Cut Pork Chops with a Spice Rub” Continue reading “Glazed Double-Cut Pork Chops with a Spice Rub”