Are you looking to eat foods that are in season right now in the UK? We know it’s not always easy but after many years making, preparing and creating lots of pork products, we thought it would be useful to alert you to the beginning of apple season.
Pork and apple is a classic flavour-combination that’s hard to beat and the apple season has just begun. 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 food is in season now?
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. We’ve included some in our top 7 Seasonal Pork and Apple recipes selection below.
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, our preference is Cox’s Pippin as we feel that 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. Just click on the recipe titles to take you through to the recipes.
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 portion. Browse Puddledub Pork shoulders