Herbs that go well with pork are caraway seeds, coriander, cumin, curry powder, dill, garlic, rosemary, sage, fennel, savory and thyme.
For fall dishes try combining cloves and apples with other herbs such as sage and thyme. On the spicy side you can use chilies, chili powder, cayenne pepper or paprika.
I place an inexpensive pork roast in the slow cooker and season with garlic, chili powder, herb vinegar, and paprika. I cook it all day long until it starts to fall apart. I remove the roast, drain the fat and remove any fat on the meat, then return it to the Crockpot®. At this point you can add barbecue sauce and cook for an hour or so more, then serve on buns. Or you can add taco seasoning, enchilada sauce or salsa and cook the same length of time then serve on tortillas.
When grilling combine any of the herbs mentioned with plain white vinegar and half water, then baste the pork frequently while it grills. Brush with barbecue sauce the last few minutes.
The following recipes will also give you a good idea of how to use herbs and spices with cuts of pork.
Favorite Pork Recipes
Wow, we have enough pork recipes to keep Homer Simpson happy for a lifetime! No matter what your taste, you're bound to find it below in the related recipe links. Enjoy!
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