Delicious Recipes

Australian Pork is a delicious healthy versatile meat. 

This lean meat goes exceptionally well with….

Honey and Soy – either in a stir-fry or BBQ.
Chilli Cherry Jam (especially if the Cherries come from Young) – delicious on BBQ pork steak or chops.
Left over quince paste from a cheese platter compliments BBQ or Roast Pork.
Plum sauce and Apple sauce.

Don’t forget to look for the pink Australian Pork symbol when selecting your pork.

Pulled Pork for a Party or Crowd

Dry rub – combine the following ingredients and rub them over the pork neck:  2 tbsp fennel seeds, 1 tbs paprika, 2 cloves garlic crushed, 2 tsp cumin, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp pepper.

Add pork to a casserole dish, slow cooker or camp-oven and cover with a cup of apple juice (or apples, beer or cider).

Slow cook at 150 degrees for 4 hours (check during cooking to see if more apple juice is needed).

Remove pork as whole and set aside.

To make sauce/gravy:  add the following to the casserole dish with juice from pork – 300ml of tomato passata, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp worchester sauce, another ½ cup apple juice or beer or cider and bring to boil until thickens a bit.

Add pork back to the casserole dish and pull it apart with a fork.

The Coleslaw (definitely better than pre-made coleslaw); ¼ white cabbage, ¼ purple cabbage, 1 grated green apple, coriander and mint, 1 lime juice, 2 tbsp hoisin.  Chop them all up finely and put them together.

San Choi Bao | An Easy Healthy Meal


  1. 1-2 iceberg lettuces (or cos as they are easier to make edible boats from but don’t quite taste as good with pork as iceberg)
  2. Splash sesame oil
  3. 500g pork mince
  4. 1 onion finely chopped
  5. 1 knob ginger coarsely grated or finely chopped
  6. 2 garlic coarsely grated or finely chopped
  7. 1 large red chilli (the bigger the chilli the less the heat) finely chopped
  8. 3 tblsp oyster sauce
  9. 3 tblsp soy sauce
  10. Chinese rice wine
  11. 2 tblsp finely chopped spring onions (or mint or coriander)
  12. ½ finely chopped capsicum (if you want to make it go further and have more colour)


Once all ingredients are chopped most of the work is done.  Heat oil in a wok on high, add onion, then garlic, ginger, chilli and then mince before garlic burns.  Once browed add oyster sauce and soy sauce.  Boil for a minute.  Once sauce thickens a bit, toss through spring onion/capsicum or herbs.  Serve in lettuce leaves.

Candied Bacon Pieces

Cut strips of bacon (the thicker the better) into bite size pieces (say 2cm x 2cm) and rub each of them with brown sugar.

Line baking tray with non-stick paper and arrange bacon in a single layer on the tray. 

Bake in oven at 190-200 degrees for 20-25 minutes until caramelised. 

Watch closely so the sugar doesn’t burn.  Remove from the oven and allow the pork to cool and crisp. 

Succulent Pork Steaks with the 6-2-2 Method

Cut the pork steaks 2cm thick.

Preheat your pan or BBQ plate. 

Cook the steak on one side for 6 minutes.

Turn once for 2 more minutes.

Remove the pork from the pan or BBQ plate without turning it over. Let it rest for 2 final minutes, allowing the juices to settle so its nice and tender.

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