Pork Cuts

Pork Cuts loin leg fillet belly shoulder

Large slices, great for taking BBQ marinades

What does it look like

Belly slices


Typically used for Grilling,
BBQ'ing, Roasting and Slow cooking.

Grilling and BBQ'ing
Slices: 1-2cm (1/2"") 8-10 minutes per side
Make sure the grill/griddle is preheated and very hot.
Do not poke or prod.
Cook no longer than the recommended times above.
Allow to stand for a couple of minutes before serving.

Mix together 2tbsp of oil and some seasoning or herbs of your choice and smear over the slices. Arrange in a single layer on a large roasting tin with some root vegetables, cut into wedges. cover and cook in a preheated oven for 30mins, uncover for the last 5-10 mins to brown off .
Gas 4-5, 180°C, 350°F

Slow cooking can be done on the hob or in the oven, and allows the meat and vegetables (approx 350g (12oz) chunky root vegetables and 150ml (1/4 pt) liquid (eg stock, wine, cider, beer or water) per 450g (1lb) of meat) to simmer slowly, ideal for tendersing some of the tougher cuts. Cook in either a large heavy based saucepan or an ovenproof casserole dish with a tigh fitting lid.
Stewing is the hob method, for cubes or chinks of meat, in which all the ingredients are cooked in liquid , which when added just covers all the ingredients.
Casseroling is the oven method of stewing and to prevent it drying out should be cooked on a low heat - Gas 3, 170oC, 325oF for about 1- 1 1/2 hrs).