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Monday 20 December 2021

Pork Recipes : So Easy and Low Carb Too

Did you know ... "Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig. It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC. Pork is eaten both freshly cooked and preserved. Curing extends the shelf life of the pork products. Ham, smoked pork, gammon, bacon and sausage are examples of preserved pork. Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, many from pork." ... you can read more about Pork here

I do like to include Pork in my weekly menu plans, and there are so many ways to cook and enjoy it, as these three recipe suggestions show.

For those readers who do not include pork in their menu plans, or may be looking for other recipe alternatives, I have included some suggestions at the end of this post.

Pork tenderloin, bacon, mushrooms, and green beans
cooked together in a creamy garlic sauce with a hint of rosemary.
Simple, delicious and low in carbs 😊
Serves 4
1½ lbs (650g) pork tenderloin or chicken breasts
5 oz. (140g) bacon
7 oz. (200g) mushrooms, sliced
5 oz. (140g) fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
(also known as French beans and haricots verts)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
salt and ground black pepper
2 tsp dried rosemary
1 cup (240ml) heavy whipping cream
(also known as thickened cream or double cream)
1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
more details here

Cheese and Onion Pork Chops
Enjoy British pork with melted Cheshire cheese and a kick of English mustard.
This is such an easy dish, a family favourite 😋
Serves Four
4 pork chops
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp English mustard
4 tbsp. caramelised onions, from a jar (make your own if preferred)
50g Cheshire cheese, grated
1 tsp thyme, chopped
more details here

Lemon Garlic Pork Steaks with Mushrooms
This simple to make recipe suggestion is very tasty, low in carbs and gluten free.
Also it only dirties one pan - don't you just love recipes like this 😀
Serves Four
4 large, bone-in pork steaks (about 2 lbs)
2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 1/2 tsp sea salt, more to taste
3 tbsp. butter (or ghee)
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup chicken stock
6 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, quartered
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 lemon, thinly sliced
more details here

You may like to see these recipe suggestions
Chicken - see here
Fish - see here
Vegetarian - see here
Vegan - see here

~ some flowers to brighten the day ~

As regular readers know, there is a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful post and love a bit of pork.
Merry Christmas. xx

Carola Bartz said...

I like the first and third recipe and will most probably try them soon. I'm not very fond of bacon, but I admit that it can add a lot of flavor.

Christine said...

We are eating more pork these days as beef got so expensive.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la recetas te mando un beso

happyone said...

I'd like to try the cheesy pork chops. :)

Conniecrafter said...

We usually have pork at least once a week too, I have never had it with cheese on it before so that recipe sounds interesting :)

peppylady (Dora) said...

Looks mighty good.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for so often also including alternatives.

Jo said...

They all look like delicious recipes. We had a roast pork dinner yesterday, very unusual for us as we don't often have a roast on a Sunday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your recipes are always so wonderful! Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful choices and delicious pork recipes.

Take care, have a great day and week ahead!

Caroline said...

It's looking delicious. I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year !

CJ Kennedy said...

I'm hungry now.

Divers and Sundry said...

I tend towards more basic pork chop recipes, but these do look tasty.

Catarina said...

I like this suggestion.
Thank you.

R's Rue said...

Delicious and pretty.

Kinga K. said...

Great receipes❤

Ananka said...

Nice flowers. Was never a fan of pork before I stopped eating meat!

sandy said...

these all look good.

Rose said...

I bet I would like any of these, but the first two really sound delicious.

William Kendall said...

I do like pork.

Debbie said...

awesome pork recipes, i really like the first one!!

Jeanie said...

We tend to eat more pork these days, so thanks for these!

Teresa said...

Muy buenas recetas. Gracias por las flores. Feliz Navidad.

Phil Slade said...

We like one pan meals so that timing different ingredients doesn't become troublesome. Like the look & sound of the tenderloin with mushrooms and bacon. And of course the touch of garlic. Will definitely try that one. Happy New Year to you both.

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, so yummy! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!