(2017) Pork Larb

I love larb and never think about adding green beans. But seeing the beans in today’s box and then this recipe made me decide to share. It’s adapted from a chicken larb recipe in “Adam’s Big Pot” by Adam Liaw. The rice, chili powder and chile flakes combine to make the equivalent of a Thai seasoning mix. Serve it on lettuce leaves if you wish.

Curried Cider Pork Stew

So now I’m pretending the temperatures are cooperating and a nice stew is in order. Or maybe you’re just ready for stew no matter that it’s in the upper 80s out there.

Maybe you still have a carrot or two left over from last week? If not, skip the carrots in this recipe. Add more squash, dice in eggplant instead, substitute a few peppers ….. it’s up to you. I don’t remember where this recipe came from, but hope you’re using Riverview pork when you make it.

Pulled Pork with Italian-flavored Greens

Yes, this one is a little complicated, but worth it. The smell of that pork shoulder roasting is an incredibly fragrant way to perfume your house on a cool weekend afternoon. Serve it as a sandwich as given here, or skip the rolls and cheese and plate it up for dinner. Pick up the biggest pork shoulder you can find at one of Riverview’s many farmers market booths this week.

Apples and Pork

I’ve always been a fan of the combination of apples and pork. Dates back from a childhood where my mom never served pork chops without a side dish of applesauce. You do know the easy way to peel fresh ginger, right? With a teaspoon? Just lightly scrape off the peel? Like I said, easy.

Redeye Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Black-Eyed Peas

And finally – a fabulous recipe from Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene. It ran in Bon Appetit back in February 2012. You could just do the peas and tenderloin if making the gravy seems like too much, but for a meal when you want to impress someone with fabulous Southern flavors, this would be a beautiful thing to make. It’s complicated, but so representative of the kind of cooking that’s made Hopkins an Atlanta treasure.