• 13Feb

    In case you haven’t noticed, prices for pork are ridiculously low in north America (Canada and US). You can buy a pork tenderloin, that serves 3-4 people, for $3-5. Serious. That is not even $2 per person!!!!!! Compare that to a good $5 + for a decent steak, and if you’re going beef tenderloin, which is the equivalent of pork loin, then its easily going to cost about $7-8 per serving.

    So what does that mean? Time to start eating a heck of a lot more pork. How about chicken breast? A skinless, boneless chicken breast (also the equivalent of a pork loin, sort of) costs around $4-6 per serving. So just based on costs, pork loin is a fantastic option. I love pork, so am extremely happy that by eating more pork, I am also saving more money.

    Anyway, if you are wondering what to do with your pork, check out our pork loin recipes or if you prefer pork tenderloin, check out our pork tenderloin recipes. We only put our favorite recipes on the site, so they are all tested many times. Also, let us know what you think about each recipe!

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  • 11Feb

    This is a simple pork loin recipe, and can be prepared in as little as 10 minutes.

    Prep time: 10-15min
    Cooking time: 45 min

    Ingredients:
    Serves 4
    – 1 kg pork loin
    – 2 tbsp olive oil
    – 4 tbsp fresh rosemary
    – salt and pepper
    – 4 – 8 potatoes (4 large, 8 medium). Can be any type.

    Preheat oven to 350F.

    Scrub and wash potatoes. Peeling them is optional, it depends on the kind of potato you choose, and if you like the skin or not. Cut into 1″ cubes or slightly smaller. In a bowl, add tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of fresh rosemary, and mix well. Place potatoes on a baking sheet, leaving space for the pork tenderloin which you will add later. Put baking sheet in oven, and set timer for 15 min.

    Place the pork tenderloin on a plate. Using a brush, spread remaining olive oil on the tenderloin. Sprinkle with salt and peper, and add remaning rosemary. When 15 min timer goes off, add to baking sheet with the potatoes. Place cooking sheet in oven and set timer for 15 min again. When timer goes off, remove the baking sheet, flip the potatoes and the pork tenderloin, and place in oven for another 15 min.

    Keep an eye on the pork tenderloin, and make sure to remove it when it is finished. If you do not know how to tell, the best option is to us a meat thermometer and take it out at the desired doneness.

    Enjoy!

  • 01Aug

    Pork with onions and apples is a heavenly combination, which is proven by this delicious recipe.  I recommend each bite contain a bit of apple, a bit of onion, and a bit of pork loin, because the flavors go so well together.  Not to mention, this recipe is simple.

    Feeds 4
    Total cooking and prep time: 30 min

    Ingredients:

    1KG Pork Loin, sliced into 3/4 inch thick slices
    2 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into thin slices
    1 sliced red onion
    lots of fresh thyme, about 10 twigs
    3 tbsp butter – you could use margarine, but its much better with butter
    1/2 cup apple juice
    1 tbsp cornstarch
    1 tbsp olive oil

    Directions:
    Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Add both pork loins, and briefly brown all sides. Remove from pan and leave them on a plate. Add butter to the same frying pan, and once it is melted, add sliced onions. Turn heat down to low, and sautee onions until clear. Add chopped apple, and continue to sautee, for another 5 min. Next, add the pork loins to the pan, as well as the apple cider and fresh thyme. Turn up heat, and cook until liquid comes to a boil. Then turn down the heat, and simmer until apples are soft, usually about 5 more minutes. If there is still lots of liquid, mix cornstarch with some 2 tbsp cold water to make a starch. Add to frying pan, and simmer until sauce thickens. Turn off heat, and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove from frying pan, serve pork loins with sauce, apples and onions on top. This plate is best served with rice, though it also goes great with new potatoes, and any kind of veggie.