Javier Codina’s jamon croquetas with romesco dipping sauce

I love Spanish tapas. Croquetas are quintessentially Spanish and a particular favourite so I was thrilled when my good friend Javier Codina served them on […]

Pappardelle with Wild Boar Sausage Ragout

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For the Pasta
Fresh Pappardelle pasta
Olive oil

For the Ragout
Wild boar sausage (or good quality pork sausage if wild boar unavailable)
1 heaped spoon tomato paste
1 tin […]

Easy Pulled Pork with Apple and Brussel Sprout Slaw

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Serves 4

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 1 hour

1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
½ teaspoon […]

The perfect pork steak with soft polenta


Serves 4
Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking 8 minutes

1 tablespoon (20ml) olive oil
8 sage leaves
4 x 180g pork steaks, cut 2cm thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to […]

Spaghetti alla carbonara


The name may come from the Italian word carbone meaning “coal”, alluding to the freshly ground black pepper which is an essential finishing touch to […]

Buttermilk pancakes with bacon, apples and whipped maple butter

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I cooked this plate of decadence on Mornings on Channel 9 on 30 May 2013 in the Battle of the Chefs against Tom Kime and won!

Makes 6 […]

Traditional pork & veal ragu with penne


Like many traditional Italian recipes, there are many ragu variations. My favourite version uses a mix of pork and veal mince (for flavor and sweetness), […]

Pork dumplings


Also known as pot stickers, the filling can be made several hours ahead. Cook dumplings close to serving.

Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking 5-10 minutes

450g pork mince
¼ cup […]