Pork Cuts

Got time for some slow cooked BBQ pork ribs or need a cut that’s quick and easy? Family coming for a roast meal? Where does a Boston Butt even come from? We’ve put together this uncomplicated guide to help you understand the many cuts of pork available and how they are best cooked, along with recipe ideas for each cut! You’re welcome!

Leg & Hock
Oven
Rolled Pork Leg Roast

Pork Leg Roast – traditional bone-in or bone-out roast.

Pan Grill
Leg Steaks

Pork Leg Steaks – great to grill, BBQ or pan-fry.

Pan Grill
Rump

Pork Rump – great to slow cook, BBQ, pan-fry or add to stews.

Hock & Knuckle

Pork Hind Hock Knuckle – great to slow cook in both Asian and European styles.

Oven
Ham

Ham – think croissants, sangas, quiche, cabonara, pizza…. Or glazed in the oven.

Shanks

Pork Shanks – great to slow cook or braise.

Loin
Pan Grill
Cutlet

Pork Cutlet – premium loin cut. Great to grill, BBQ or pan-fry

Oven Pan Wok
Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin – extremely versatile prime cut also known as pork fillet. Great to roast, pan-fry, sauté or stir-fry.

Pan Grill
Loin Steaks

Pork Tenderloin Steaks – premium pork steaks, similar to a loin chop without the bone. Great to grill, BBQ or pan-fry.

Pan Grill Wok Deep Fryer
Striploin

Pork Striploins – an extremely versatile whole “primal cut”. Cut into thick steaks for a BBQ treat, slice thin for pork burgers or schnitzels, dice for juicy and tender pork stir-fry and casseroles or simply create the perfect, juicy roast.

Pan Grill Wok
MM Loin

Pork ‘Main Muscle’ Loin – extremely versatile and tender prime cut. The MM Loin is a lean, delicately flavoured cut that takes to marinades well and is suited to quick cook methods such as grill, panfry, or stir-fry.

Oven
Loin Roast

Pork Loin Roast – premium boneless roast, can be sized to suit.

Oven Pan Grill
Loin Chops

Pork Loin Chop – great to grill, BBQ, pan-fry or oven bake.

Oven Smoker
Rib Rack

Pork Rib Rack – outstanding dinner party favourite, with or without crackling.

Smoker
Loin Ribs

Pork Meaty Loin Ribs – this is the same cut as a standard loin rib, with greater meat coverage resulting in exceptionally tender results when cooked on the BBQ, marinated, smoked or slow roasted.

Grill Smoker
Baby Back Ribs

Pork Back Ribs – great to marinate, BBQ, smoke or slow roast.

Belly
Oven
Belly

Pork Belly – incredibly tender and succulent, either slow roasted or braised. Bacon and pancetta are both made from belly.

Grill Smoker
Spare Ribs

Pork Spare Ribs – great to marinate, BBQ, smoke or slow roast.

Shoulder
Oven Grill
Forequarter

Pork Forequarter Roast – traditional bone-in cut, great to BBQ, braise or roast.

Oven Grill
Easy Carve Shoulder Roast

Pork Easy Carve Shoulder Roast – good value boneless cut, great to roast, BBQ or braise.

Oven Pan Grill
Forequarter Chops

Pork Forequarter Chops – large chops, great to marinate, oven bake, BBQ or grill.

Oven Smoker
Scotch Fillet Steaks

Pork Scotch Fillet Steaks – economical steaks with great flavour and tenderness

Oven Smoker
Collar Butt

Pork Collar Butt – great to marinate and slow­ roast, BBQ, stew, or braise.

Oven Grill
Riblets

Pork Riblets – great to marinate, BBQ, smoke or slow roast.

Oven Grill Smoker
Boston Butt

Pork Boston Butt Bone In – despite it’s name, this large flavourful cut comes from the neck and shoulder. Great to slow-roast, BBQ, stew, braise, or turn into mince and sausages.

Oven Pan Grill
Shoulder Chops

Pork Shoulder chops – great to grill, BBQ, pan-fry or oven bake.

Oven
Blade/ Bolar

Pork Blade or Bolar- beautiful to flavour and roast.

Miscellaneous
Oven Pan Grill
Mince

Pork Mince – a must for authentic bolognese, and a tasty alternative to beef mince!

Grill Wok
Stirfry

Stirfry Pork – the perfect stir-fry meat, ready to go.

Pan Wok
Diced

Diced Pork – extremely versatile cut, ideal for casseroles, BBQ skewers or stir-frying.

Grill Wok
Strips

Pork Strips – the perfect stir-fry meat, ready to go.

Back Bones

Pork Back Bones – casseroles, stews, and flavouring to slow cooked meals.