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8 Interesting and Different Ways to Cook Pork

Recipes from a variety of cuisines that make tasty use of that other white meat

5. Oven-Roasted Pork Butt with Rosemary, Garlic and Black Pepper

by Melissa Clark

This large-scale version of roast pork — using the whole pig — has a "Paleolithic appeal," as the author puts it. It's deliciously tender when treated with garlic and herbs overnight before roasting, and an impressive dish to serve for a large gathering.

Per serving: 211 calories, 2g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 30g protein, 668mg sodium

6. Sizzling Garlic Pork

by Katie Chin and Leeann Chin

Chinese cuisine has long celebrated the pig, and this garlicky stir-fry is no exception. Serve with brown rice and enjoy a restaurant-quality meal at home.

Per serving: 131 calories, 1g saturated fat, 8g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 13g protein, 230mg sodium

7. Pork With Napa Cabbage and Chiles

by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

This tangy and spicy stir-fry is quick and easy to make. The crunch of the cabbage and the richness of sliced pork cooked in lard or peanut oil make it a tasty indulgence.

Per serving: 118 calories, 1g saturated fat, 6g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 13g protein, 630mg sodium

8. Quinoa Soup with Pork

by Maria Baez Kijac

This traditional South American soup is hearty and nutritious, filled with vegetables and whole-grain quinoa. Pureed peanuts add sweetness to the rich broth.

Per serving (not including quinoa): 146 calories, 1g saturated fat, 13g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 10g protein, 257mg sodium.

Per serving for Basic Boiled Quinoa: 156 calories, 0g saturated fat, 27g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 6g protein, 2mg sodium

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