I don't eat pork for religious reasons, but a lot of recipes use them. What kind of meat is a suitable substitute for pig products? More specifically:
- Ground pork
- Ham slices
- Pork chops
- Lard: Do other fatty products like butter replace it?
I'm not looking for an exact replication, but more on approximations of what meat tastes similar. As I have no idea what pig meat and fat is supposed to taste like, I have no idea how recipes that use them are supposed to taste.
An answer that explains what flavors pig products bring to a recipe would also be helpful.