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Best Kurobuta Pork Recipe: Rosemary, Lemon and Herbed Butter


Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Boozy Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Best Kurobuta Pork Recipe: 🍖🎉 Welcome to a pork lover’s paradise! Dive into our culinary utopian-state as we unravel the secrets of crafting the best Kurobuta Pork recipe. Picture this: succulent, marbled meat that melts in your mouth, sending your taste buds on a flavor rollercoaster. Kurobuta, the Rolls Royce of pork, hails from Japan and promises a taste experience like no other. We’re not just here to share a recipe; we’re on a mission to elevate your pork game to a whole new level of deliciousness.

👩‍🍳🔥 Join us on a pig of a journey through the art and science of cooking with Kurobuta. From selecting the perfect cut to mastering the ideal cooking technique, our food blog is your go-to resource for both fun and factual insights. Discover the history behind Kurobuta, learn about its unique characteristics, and uncover tips and tricks from seasoned chefs. Whether you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned pro, our step-by-step guide ensures your culinary success. Get ready to impress friends and family with a dish that’s not just a meal but a masterpiece!

🌐✨ Beyond the kitchen, we explore the cultural significance of Kurobuta pork and its global impact. From traditional Japanese feasts to modern international cuisines, Kurobuta’s versatility knows no bounds. Join us as we celebrate the rich heritage of this premium pork, connecting flavors from around the world. So, fasten your apron, sharpen your knives, and let’s embark on a Kurobuta culinary adventure that’s both delicious and enlightening! 🌍🍴 

I ordered a little 250g Berkshire Kurobuta Pork Collar to experiment with. Timing is everything as it arrived the night before and I had defrosted it already, and she was at room temperature. I was actually cooking a fish dish and looked at those ingredients and thought to myself that they would work really well with our little fatty pork collar.

That is how this amazing pork dish came about today. Best Kurobuta Pork Recipe with Rosemary, Lemon, and Herbed Butter. It really is a MUST TRY folks. It is up there amazing. 

Best Kurobuta Pork Recipe

An absolute stunner. This was a beauty of a dish in more than one way and was also one that was so very easy to prep and cook. Roasted Kurobuta Pork Collar ‘w’ Rosemary, Lemon & Herbed Butter.

I mean, come on. Have a look at that. My goodness, gracious me. Stunning Pink2Pink pork. Beautiful fat content from some of the best pork on the planet. If only you could taste this, so sorry you cannot. I am placing this one on a pedestal as some of the very best pork I have ever eaten, and I have eaten A LOT!!! This was cooked for Jude Jude and me and it was off the charts!!!

  • 250g of Kurobuta Pork
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Sea salt and cracked black Kampot pepper
  • 2 slices of fresh lemon
  • Herbed butter (make your own remember and freeze, or just buy some)
  • Olive oil

Follow the steps folks, follow the steps;

  1. Drizzle the pork fillet with a little Olive oil and give a good sprinkle of sea salt and cracked black Kampot pepper all over;
  2. In a roast tin lay down the two slices of lemon and pop your pork fillet on top;
  3. Lay on your sprig of fresh Rosemary;
  4. Pop the herb butter on top of that;
  5. In the oven at 180 for about 15 minutes until charring a little, with melted butter and still pink in the middle;
  6. Rest it for 5-10 minutes out of the oven in the roast pan;
  7. Thinly slices and plate up, like in the photo – you could give a little squirt of fresh lemon if you wanted it more citrus.

And that really was that. It is so very simple to make. It is so. absolutely delicious to eat. Very proud of this dish. So much so, that I just ordered 4 more fillets and I want to eat this again and again. And I know Jude Jude does too, and Wifey and #1 and Strawberry Blonde.

Yeah, 4 more should do it for lunch for ONE day. Jeeze. This one is coming highly recommended as an absolute cracker is my Roasted Kurobuta Pork Collar ‘w’ Rosemary, Lemon, and herbed Butter. More to come too. I just ordered some Bone Marrow and massive Beef on the Short-Rib. 

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1.What makes Kurobuta Pork different from regular pork?Kurobuta, also known as Berkshire pork, is prized for its superior marbling, tenderness, and rich flavor due to the breed’s unique genetics.
2.Where can I buy Kurobuta Pork?Many high-end grocery stores, specialty butcher shops, and online retailers offer Kurobuta Pork. Check local farmers’ markets for availability as well.
3.How should I store Kurobuta Pork?Store Kurobuta Pork in the refrigerator at 32°F to 40°F (0°C to 4°C). Use or freeze within a few days for optimal freshness.
4.What’s the best way to cook Kurobuta Pork?Kurobuta Pork is versatile. Try grilling, roasting, or slow cooking for optimal results. Ensure proper seasoning to enhance its natural flavors.
5.Can I substitute Kurobuta Pork in any recipe calling for regular pork?Yes, you can substitute Kurobuta Pork in most recipes calling for pork. Adjust cooking times as needed to account for its tenderness.
6.Are there specific cuts of Kurobuta Pork better for certain dishes?Yes, different cuts excel in various dishes. Tenderloin is great for grilling, while shoulder cuts are ideal for slow cooking or braising.
7.What is the ideal internal temperature for cooking Kurobuta Pork?Cook Kurobuta Pork to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C) for medium doneness. Use a meat thermometer for accuracy.
8.Are there any special tips for enhancing the flavor of Kurobuta Pork?Marinate Kurobuta Pork before cooking to infuse additional flavors. Consider using citrus, herbs, and spices to complement its richness.
9.Can Kurobuta Pork be part of a healthy diet?Yes, Kurobuta Pork can be part of a balanced diet. It’s a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Choose lean cuts for a healthier option.
10.What cultural dishes feature Kurobuta Pork?Kurobuta Pork is featured in various cuisines globally. Explore Japanese tonkatsu, American BBQ ribs, and European charcuterie for diverse culinary experiences.

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