Using a different cut of pork can change the entire character of a meal. Pork gives you many options – the deliciousness you dish up draws on your own creativity and inspiration.

1

THICK RIB

Chops

These are the juiciest and most tender chops. Oven-grill or pan-fry.

Oven Roast

Remove shoulder blade and tie with string or place in a mesh pocket to create an even shape. The cavity created when removing the shoulder blade can be filled with stuffing before roasting. When stuffed, it is called a cushion of pork.

Cubes

Cubed thick rib can be used for kebabs, stir-fries, curries and stew.

2

RIB

Chops

Pork Rib chops have a classical 'chops' shape and are visually similar to loin chops. Braai, oven-grill or pan-fry. They can be marinated or served with a sauce.

Whole Rib

Can be oven-roasted whole or deboned and rolled before roasting

3

LOIN

Chops



Everybody loves tender and tasty Pork Loin Chops. Pan-fry, oven-grill or braai.

Saddle

A saddle roast is loin chops left undivided.

Roast

The loin can be used as a roast with bone in, or deboned and rolled.

4

CHUMP

Chops

These are Pork 'rump steaks'. Pan-fry, oven-grill or braai. They can be marinated or served with a sauce.

Whole

Sometimes left on the leg of pork to create a large oven-roast. Can be deboned.

5

LEG

Whole

Roast leg of pork is a tasty and economical way to feed a large group of people. Debone and tie for ease of carving when cooked.

Smaller Roasts

The leg can be divided into thick flank and silverside for two smaller roasts.

Cubes/Strips

Cubed for kebabs, curry and stew, or in strips for stri-fry.

Schnitzels

Can be tenderised crumbed and pan-fried.

Steak

Large steaks or chops can be cut from a leg. Oven-grill, pan-fry or braai.

6

SHANK & TROTTER

Whole

When cured and smoked - Eisbein. Slow cook or oven-roast until really tender and serve with potatoes.

Sliced

Slow cook and prepare as a tomato bredie, curry, stew or potjiekos

7

BELLY

Strips/Rashers/Streaky Pork

Oven-grill or braai over coals, plain, with basting or marinade.

Whole

Delicious deboned, rolled and oven-roasted.

8

BREAST

Spare Ribs

Most popular when cut as long racks. Oven-grill or braai over coals, plain, with basting or marinade.

Whole

Oven-grill or 'Weber' roast.

Courtesy: South African Pork Producers Organisation