5 Best Christmas Pork Recipes: Inspiration for The Aussie Holiday Season
There’s nothing worse than being underprepared for Christmas Day, so why not get ahead of the game and start looking at some recipes for inspiration! Or even better, some pork recipes.
From crispy roast pork belly and slow-cooked pulled pork, to roast pork loin and of course crispy, salty crackling, these Christmas recipes have an option for everyone.
Pork Roast with Crispy Crackling
A Christmas pork roast is already an amazingly delicious meal. But why not take that extra step with some crispy, golden crackle?
If you’re wanting to achieve a tender & juicy inside, whilst still creating a salty crackle on the outside, we would recommend using a boneless pork shoulder or rolled loin (the underdog of pork cuts).
If you want more information on the difference between pork cuts, this ultimate guide should help!
Now, back to Pork roast with crispy crackling.
You could pair your pork roast crackle with some garlic parmesan roasted carrots or even some crispy roast potato.
Want a step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect Aussie pork crackling? Well, you’re in luck. Check out this video and you’ll be cooking pork crackle like a pro, just in time for Christmas.
Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
A slow-roasted pork belly will no doubt impress your family on Christmas day. This hearty meal gives you a beautifully succulent, moist, tender, scrumptious (okay, we’ll stop now) pork with a light strip of crackling. It’s the perfect combination of pure juiciness and fresh crispiness.
The best part about slow-roasted pork belly is that is can be easily accompanied with various flavourings, sauces and sides.
Caramelised pears. Cashew nut caramel sauce. Roasted apples. You honestly can’t go wrong with your choice of flavouring or side dish.
Why not let Gordan Ramsay talk you through the perfect slow-roasted pork belly? Check it out here.
Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork
Slow-cooked pulled pork is NEXT level. If you’re looking for super tender meat, then slow-cooked pork might be what you’re looking for.
Slow-cooked pulled pork is one of our personal favourites. Want to know why? It’s cooked entirely in a slow cooker! Which means you set it and forget it until it’s ready to serve. How good’s that?
There are so many options out there when deciding what flavouring you want to add to the meat. But we think we’ve found the ultimate Christmas pulled pork recipe and we just have to share it with you!
So, all you’d need is pork, dried fruit and BBQ sauce. Yep, that’s it! We ADORE, Lillie’s Q Sauce Range and their BBQ sauces will be perfect for this recipe. You can view the instructions for this Christmas pulled pork recipe here.
You should cook the pork until it can easily be pulled apart. You can put the shredded meat into mini burger buns or serve it with your favourite side dish.
Pork Chop Schnitzel
This one’s different and that’s why we love it. Forget the traditional pork meals and try something NEW! You’ll be sure to leave an impression on Christmas day.
The pork chop is pounded into thin pork cutlets and covered in breadcrumbs, creating a crispy outside and juicy inside.
To tie all the yummy goodness together, this dish can be perfectly paired with a pear and fennel slaw.
Pork chop schnitzel with pear and fennel slaw is a super easy and quick recipe to follow.
Succulent pork cutlets with roasted apple and sweet potato, seasoned in rosemary, pepper and salt. This is a Christmas meal that the whole family will love!
If you’re not too sure how to cook pork cutlets, here is an easy guide you can follow:
Step 1 – To cook the perfect pork cutlets, you want to try and find a piece that is approximately 2.5cm thick.
Step 2 – Now I want you to grab your tongs. You’re going to use these tongs to slightly sear the outer edges of your pork. Set your pan to medium/high heat and don’t use any oil! And sear.
Step 3 – Add either a little bit of butter or oil to your pan and cook the cutlet for five minutes on one side. Flip the meat around and cook it for four minutes on the other side.
Step 4 – After you’ve finished cooking the pork, let it rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
If you follow those steps, you’ll be cooking some mean pork cutlets in no time.
Put Some Pork on Your Fork This Holiday Season
At Bermuda Butchery, we get our pork from 100% Australian suppliers, Bangalow Sweet Pork. Their pork is antibiotic-free and has no added hormones. We are proud to be bringing only the best pork straight from their paddock to you!
If you need help choosing the right cut of pork or need extra inspiration for your Christmas day meal, visit us in-store: