MOROCCAN MEATBALLS WITH COUSCOUS

These meatballs have lots of spices added, but the fruit (dried apricots and dried prunes), almonds and honey are really what give the dish its Moroccan flavour – and of course the couscous.

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PORK CHOPS WITH POTATO CHUTNEY PARCELS

Pork is a great barbecued.  We usually just marinade it, but this recipe goes a step further by wrapping the marinades pieces in foil and adding potatoes and chutney.  I don’t think it really matters which cut of pork you use and if you don’t want to barbecue you can always cook it in the oven.

MEXICAN PORK MEATBALLS

This recipe comes from a Women’s Weekly segment entitled ‘Make-ahead Meatballs’. As it says it can be made the day before you need it and that can be really useful if you have a lot of people to cater for.  I also think the corn chips and sour cream make it a winner!

PORK APPLE AND SAGE CASSEROLE

This casserole base makes two portions and is a great way to pre-prepare a couple of nights dinners.  You can make the base, divide in half and then freeze it.  It’s easy enough then to defrost it and add the extra ingredients on the night you want to use it.

ROLLED PICKLED PORK

After finding the recipe for the Pumped Leg of Lamb I was reminded of another cold meat specialty of Mum’s – Pickled Pork.  Like the lamb you don’t see pickled pork ready made any more and you’ll have to ask the butcher to prepare it for you.  It’s treated the same way as the lamb and corned beef, pumped with brine and basically you cook it the same way.  If you want to modernize it you could cook it in a slow cooker.

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