Healthy and quick pork for your fork

You've made your resolution. We are halfway into January. How is it going? Still on track? Need to get back on track? Well - we want to share a couple of delicious way to help you think health conscious and prepare dinner quickly while enjoying a delicious meal made with pork. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and let us know how you like it! 

Apricot glazed pork kabobs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6 
1 pound boneless pork loin roast, one-inch cubes
1 10-oz jar apricot preserves
4 tablespoons orange liqueur, OR orange juice
2 tablespoons butter 

Cooking Directions 

Stir together preserves, liqueur and butter, simmer in a small saucepan until butter is melted. (OR combine ingredients in a 2-cup glass measure; microwave on High 1 minute). Place pork cubes in heavy plastic bag, pour 3/4 cup apricot mixture over to coat. Marinate at least 30 minutes.

Thread pork onto 4-6 skewers, grill over hot coals 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with marinade. Heat remaining apricot sauce to boiling and serve alongside kabobs, if desired.

Makes 4-6.


Calypso pork chops
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 4 - 24 hours
New York (top loin) pork chops, about 4 ounces each, 3/4-inch thick
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons dark rum, (optional)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar 
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves  

Cooking Directions
Combine all ingredients in a self-sealing plastic bag; seal bag and refrigerate for 4-24 hours. Remove chops from marinade; discarding leftover marinade.  

Grill chops quickly over indirect heat in covered grill about 8-9 minutes, turning once to brown both sides until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees followed by a 3-minute rest time. 

Let's go see a movie


Keep your eyes open this spring for the opening of a new agriculturally based movie. There are screenings planned in both Oklahoma City and in Tulsa. Check out the trailer for more information about the movie. We are very excited and looking forward to seeing life from a young farmer's point of view!


Farmland Film Trailer
Farmland Film Trailer


About Oklahoma Pork Council

The Oklahoma Pork Council, a producer organization consisting of Oklahoma pork producers, represents the interests of all pork producers. Partially funded by federally collected Pork Checkoff dollars, okPORK promotes pork and pork products, funds research, and educates consumers and producers about the pork industry. For more information about this or any other programs of the Oklahoma Pork Council visit or call 1.405.232.3781.

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