NFL Pigskin: NFC Team Pork Recipes
Dr Pepper—Glazed Ham with Prunes
Braised Pork Shanks
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Why? The Cowboys’ tradition of beefy linebackers makes us think of these thick (and delicious) pork shanks. After a lengthy braise, the tender pork is a perfect filler for quesadillas, making this recipe as much of a Dallas double threat as quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Terrell Owens.
Team Schedule and Game Updates: cowboysgab.com
Canadian Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Flan
Roast Squab with Bacon and Grapes
Harissa-Crusted Pork Crown Roast
Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo Kebabs
Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Eggplant and Pickled Fennel
Team: Detroit Lions
Why? Much as we love the Lions, we have to admit they're slow to win, and their President and CEO Matt Millen is in a bit of a pickle. But hopefully this season will be just as memorable as this slow-roasted pork belly with pickled fennel.
Team Schedule and Game Updates: lionsgab.com
Pork and Tomatillo Stew
Italian-American Meatballs with Fennel
Italian Sausage Heroes with Peppers and Onions
Crispy Pork Tenderloin with Fried Apple Rings
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Why? Last year's NFL Rookie of the Year, running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, proved to be one of the fastest men on turf. So for him we picked one of our fastest pork recipes: quick fried pork tenderloin with apples.
Team Schedule and Game Updates: vikingsgab.com
Boudin Blanc with Leeks and Mustard Sauce
Pork Medallions with Onion Marmalade
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Why? Named for the Gold Rush of 1849 that helped turn San Francisco into a major metropolis, one of the great franchises of the NFC West deserves nothing less than medallions—of pork tenderloin, that is—pan-seared, with pancetta and topped with a sweet onion marmalade.
Team Schedule and Game Updates: 49ersgab.com