Center your resolutions around pork!
Whether your New Year's resolution was to get in shape, cook more, save money, be more adventurous or spend time being creative - choose to use pork as your medium. There are so many healthy and delicious options when preparing pork that it doesn't take much to create an adventure for your taste buds. However, you don't have to take my word for it, you can try pork out for yourself!

We hope to hear from you on Facebook(Oklahoma Pork Council) and Twitter (@Okpork). Let us know how your resolutions are coming along and how okPORK can help you keep on track!

Pork and Scallion Pot Sticker
  • 1 POUND LEAN GROUND PORK
  • 1/2 CUP PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS SOY SAUCE, LESS-SODIUM
  • 2 SCALLIONS, WHITE AND GREEN PARTS, FINELY CHOPPED (ABOUT 6 TABLESPOONS)
  • 2 TABLESPOONS GINGER, PEELED AND MINCED
  • 2 CLOVES GARLIC, MINCED
  • ONE 12-TO 14-OUNCE PACKAGE ASIAN DUMPLING WRAPPERS, (ABOUT 5 DOZEN WRAPPERS)*
  • 2 TABLESPOONS VEGETABLE OIL, AS NEEDED
  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: WAXED OR PARCHMENT PAPER

Cooking Directions 

For the dipping sauce: Mix 1/2 cup soy sauce with 1 tablespoon scallions, 1 tablespoon ginger and 1 minced garlic clove in a small bowl; set aside. 

For the filling: Mix ground pork with remaining scallions, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon ginger and the rest of the minced garlic in a medium bowl. 

Line a large baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper. For each dumpling, place a teaspoon of filling on the bottom half of a dumpling wrapper. Moisten the bottom edge of the wrapper with water, fold in half, and press the open edges closed. Stand the pot stickers, with the closed edges up, on baking sheet. 

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. In batches, place pot stickers in the skillet, flat "bottoms" down. Cook until bottoms are golden brown, about 1 minute. Carefully pour in about 1 cup water (it will boil up) and tightly cover. Boil for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook until water has evaporated and pot stickers are sizzling, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a heatproof serving platter and keep pot stickers warm in a preheated 200 degree F. oven, loosely covered with aluminum foil, while cooking remaining pot stickers. Wipe out the skillet between batches. 

Pour dipping sauce into ramekins. Serve pot stickers with the sauce. 


 


 

 

Pork Chops Flambe

  • 6 PORK LOIN CHOPS, 1/2 INCH THICK, BUTTERFLIED
  • 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL
  • 1/4 CUP GREEN ONION, SLICED
  • 1 TABLESPOON ORANGE PEEL
  • 1/2 CUP ORANGE LIQUEUR
  • 1/4 CUP ORANGE JUICE
  • 1/4 TEASPOON DRIED BASIL
     
Cooking Directions  

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onion and orange peel; saute 3 to 4 minutes or till onion is almost tender. Remove onion and orange peel; set aside. Add pork chops and brown on both sides over medium heat; add onion and orange peel.

Add half of the orange liqueur, the orange juice and basil. Cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Transfer the pork chops to a chafing dish, if desired. Allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.
 

In a small saucepan gently heat the remaining orange liqueur. (Do not boil). Ignite with a long match and carefully pour over chops.





Are you ready for some football?

 

The Superbowl is almost here. Are you a football fan? Is your team still in the running? No matter what - there are two things I know to be true about the Superbowl. First, if you make your game day snacks with pork you will win some happy taste buds. Two, Superbowl commercials are the best commercials of the year. You can help decide which Doritos commercial will be shown by voting here! Below is our favorite.

 

When Pigs Fly (VOTING LINK BELOW)
When Pigs Fly

 

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 www.okpork.org or call 1.405.232.3781.

 
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