It was interesting to see a variety of cuisines, with people searching for international and classic flavours. A decent amount of comfort food in here…perhaps just we needed to get through those lockdowns!
Here is the year that was on pork.co.nz – our most clicked recipes, counting down from 10 to 1!
Nothing beats a classic slow-cooked casserole to warm the cockles on a cold day and interest certainly peaks with this recipe throughout the winter months.
Making dumplings can be a fun and therapeutic time in the kitchen! If you really feel up for a challenge you could try your hand at making the dumpling wrappers too. A popular recipe all year round, with a notable amount of clicks on 4th July – Independence Day dumplings were clearly on the menu!
Quick to prepare, tasty to eat. You really can’t beat a humble pork chop and we are not surprised to see this one landing in our top 10.
This recipe was a winner all year round, but interest definitely spiked in the August/September lockdown! We all needed some treats to get us through and let’s face it this decadent sticky pork belly is just that.
Spag bol….comfort food at it’s finest! Need we say more?
Popular with adults and kids alike, we’re not surprised to see these sticky pork ribs in our top 5. Marinade overnight and most of the work is done for you – long slow cooking the next day ensures these ribs will be tender and fall off the bone.
Undoubtedly a Chinese takeaway favourite, this version of Sweet and Sour Pork is worth skipping the takeaway and giving it a go in the kitchen yourself!
A go-to in the winter months but equally popular all year round with most visits to this recipe page on a Sunday. You can’t beat a traditional New Zealand pork Sunday roast! We can also assume some lucky dads across the country were tucking into this for their Father’s Day dinner as webpage visits spiked on 5 September 2021.
Another favourite throughout the cooler months and a well visited recipe on Sunday’s (and Father’s Day)! We saw an increase of visits to this page throughout August and September as many New Zealanders were at spending more time at home (making roasts!).
Coming in at number 1, this recipe is well-visited consistently throughout the year. And is it any wonder? Slow cooked, smoky pulled pork is hard to beat. Simple to whip up, and great for an easy family meal or entertaining year-round.
If you haven’t tried them yet – we recommend adding these sliders to your menu ASAP!
Unsurprisingly, recipes for all traditional sides and accompaniments such as crackling, gravy and apple sauce all ranked high in website visits year-round. Cooking methods and techniques were also popular, along with an interest in 6+2+2 (helping you cook the perfect chop!).
We are always busy developing new recipes and we’d love to know what type of New Zealand pork recipes you’re interested in? Let us know what type of cuisine or flavours you’d like to see on pork.co.nz!