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How do you cook pork so it’s tender?

There are many ways to cook pork so that it’s uber tender, and part of the secret with tender pork is letting it rest. If you’re cooking a loin or a pork chop the resting time is super important to make sure all that juicy goodness stays within your pork. Brines and marinades also help to keep pork tender, and if you’re stir frying there’s a super simple ancient technique that keeps meat ultra soft. The technique is called velveting, and it involves coating the meat in a baking soda/cornflour mix before stir frying to seal in the moisture and make for super tender pork. 


If you’re wanting to try out velveting as a technique for keeping your pork tender, we used the technique in our Red Curry Pork Stir Fry – give it a go! It makes all the difference – promise. 


What is the best method for cooking pork?

The best method for cooking pork varies depending on what it is you are wanting to cook. We have pork recipes for just about everything, from 15-minute Bolognese to Air-fryer Pork Belly, you can use pork in a stir fry which is where velveting comes in, and of course there’s always the old faithful pork roast. 


What flavours go best with pork?

When it comes to pairing pork with other flavours – there’s so many good ones to choose from! Of course pork is delish with lemongrass (if you don’t believe us try our Lemongrass Pork Skewers). Of course Sweet and Sour Pork is a classic mix of all things sweet, salty and sour – a combo to die for! And then there’s the more unconventional flavour combos, like our Pineapple Pork Adobo…try it, trust me! Pork is super versatile, and goes with a myriad of different sweet AND savoury flavour combos.