Top 5 Pork Pairings
Apples are our number 1 pairing for pork! The classic combination dates back centuries and is still a popular mix today- The perfect combo of sweet, savoury and tart just can’t be beaten! Next time you cook pork, try jazzing up your old school apple sauce recipe by adding some brown butter, toasted spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice) or adding a dash of maple syrup for an extra dose of sweetness.
The strong, bitter flavour of mustard works to cut through the fattiness you find in some pork cuts. Try marinating your pork roast in a combination of honey and mustard for an ultimate mixture of bitter and sweet.
This versatile ingredient is related to carrots but has a perfumy, anise- like flavour. Fennel works to add a fresh, floral sweetness to the pork – changing its mild flavour into a mixture of sweet and savoury.
Both pork and pinot noir share a sweet juiciness and smoky undertone. With Pinots high acidic taste and silky texture, it works perfectly to complement pork’s leaner and fattier cuts. Next time you’re sitting down to a crispy piece of pork belly, pour yourself a glass…. or two.
Sage packs a big punch when it comes to flavour, which makes it a perfect pairing for a mild cut of meat such as pork. For a full flavour explosion, mix sage, butter and garlic together and coat your piece of pork generously.