Pink Lady Apples + Pork = The Perfect Match!

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Pork and apples – name a better duo. This culinary pairing has been cherished across cultures for centuries. To showcase the versatility of this timeless combination, we’ve made four dishes in an iconic collaboration between Pink Lady Apples and SA Pork.

Taste the Possibilities, Taste the WOW!

Pink Lady Apples are packed with goodness, vitamin C and loads of minerals, making them the perfect midday snack or complement to pork – no matter the cut or cuisine. The natural sweetness and tartness of apples pair perfectly with the rich, succulent flavours of pork – the combination is just downright delicious! We’ve created four inspired dishes with a pork and apple twist, from comforting French classics to mouthwatering tacos to Korean BBQ and more. Here’s to all the tasty possibilities…


Tomapork Chops in Cider Sauce with Pink Lady Apples


A classic French dish with a modern twist! Tomapork chops and sautéed apples served with buttery mash and a peppery and creamy apple cider sauce – this is comfort food at its best.

The combination is just downright delicious!

If you don’t know what Tomapork is, ask your local butcher. This flavourful cut consists of the pork loin chop and the belly portion, resulting in an incredibly succulent bite – perfect for this show-stopping meal. Season with nutmeg to enhance the flavour of the pork and roast to golden brown perfection. Sauté Pink Lady Apples in the delicious pan juices; deglaze with apple cider, add fresh cream and season with loads of pepper. Serve on a bed of mash, spoon all the sauce you like and top with brown butter sage – absolutely divine!

Recipe for Tomapork Chops in Cider Sauce with Pink Lady Apples


Korean BBQ Pork Skewers with Pink Lady Apples

Korean BBQ is in a flavour league of its own, and so are these crowd-pleasing skewers. They’re the perfect addition to your next braai – guests will keep going back for more!

Pink Lady Apples are super tasty, whether served savoury or sweet.

This recipe combines the best of both worlds with an umami-packed, sweet-sour marinade that complements the apple. Pork neck is an underrated cut – it’s marvellously tender and perfect for braaing, braising and more. Marinate the pork and assemble the skewers with alternating pieces of pork, apples and red onion. Braai ‘til the pork is cooked and the apples and onions are deliciously charry. Baste with more marinade, add toasted sesame seeds and watch guests beg for seconds.

Recipe for Korean BBQ Pork Skewers with Pink Lady Apples


Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos with Chilli Apple Salsa

If there’s one thing we can’t resist, it’s Pulled Pork Tacos. This shareable dish is ideal for entertaining friends and family, or enjoying on any day of the week really. We’ve revamped this Mexican street food staple with a refreshing Chilli Apple Salsa for a flavour explosion.

To get that delicious pull-apart texture, use pork shoulder – trust us!

When done right, pork shoulder is deliciously tender and juicy. For extra flavour, pour a mix of cumin, smoked paprika, BBQ sauce and apple cider over the pork to infuse it with flavour. It should fall off the bone and shred easily once ready. Create a salsa using red onion, chilli and diced Pink Lady Apples for a refreshing element, crispy texture and natural sweetness. Warm the tortillas and top with cabbage, radish, pork, salsa and fresh coriander, and be transported to taco heaven.

Recipe for Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos with Chilli Apple Salsa


Char Siu Pork Belly with Pink Lady Apples

Char Siu and sticky rice – this Cantonese dish is comforting and steeped with flavour. The aromatic spices take the apple-pork combo to seriously tasty heights.

The natural sweetness and tartness of apples pair perfectly with the rich, succulent flavours of pork.

Char Siu is traditionally made on a grill, but the oven will do just fine. Pork belly is incredibly juicy and rich in flavour – we’ve removed the skin from ours. For the marinade, combine Hoisin, ginger, garlic, Soy sauce and Chinese 5-spice to impart an earthy and umami flavour. Once the pork is cooked, bake the Pink Lady Apple chunks in the leftover juices. Serve with fragrant jasmine rice, garnish with spring onion and sprinkle with sesame seeds, and savour!

Recipe for Char Siu Pork Belly with Pink Lady Apples

For more recipe inspiration, try these SA Pork recipes and Pink Lady Apple recipes.

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