Are you looking to eat foods that are in season right now in the UK? Well September marks the beginning of apple season and pork and apple is a classic flavour-combination that’s hard to beat.
Running from September until February across most of the UK, apples are now available in many local greengrocers, farm shops and local farmers markets. You may even pick up some windfall apples from a neighbour or a friend if you ask around.
What’s the best apple variety to cook with pork?
Whether you’re using Golden Delicious, Gala or Granny Smith, it doesn’t really matter too much. Essentially you want a nice ripe apple that will soften down easily when heated. Here at Puddledub, we think the Cox’s Pippin sets the benchnmark as we feel that just a little bit of sweetness works really well with the Puddledub Pork flavour.
Top 7 Seasonal Apple and Pork recipes
Here are 7 of our favourite Pork and Apple recipes. We’ve also detailed the pork cuts to use.
This recipe has a great aroma as well as a delicious flavour. We suggest a pork shoulder cut for this recipe. Our pork shoulders come in 1kg, 2kg and 3kg cuts and we advise approx 125g of pork per person.
Using ingredients that are in season will help your meals taste great and reduce the amount of preservatives in your meals. Here’s a handy BBC GOOD FOOD guide to what foods are in season and when, for the UK.
If you go by the adage ‘eat the seasons’ this can help keep your diet varied and should also help keep your costs down.
As well as the wonderful Scottish seasonal fruits that we’ve had over the Summer, there’s lots of seasonal vegetables that are also now becoming available.
Jo Mitchell is a member of the Mitchell family and helps market Puddledub. Mum of 2 boys and living on the family farm helps Jo tell the story of farm life and provenance as well as sampling many of Puddledub's gluten free products.