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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Braised Pork Loin

A few weeks ago pork loins were on sale.   I bought two whole loins and sliced into chops, roasts, etc.  They freeze so well and if I can get a good sale, it is just too hard to pass up.  

My version begins with my roasting pan "rack".   Ingredients include a whole onion, 1/2" slice, one garlic bulb, sliced in half and a stalk of rosemary from the herb garden.   We have had a hard winter, but the rosemary seems to last all winter and returns to its glory in the spring.  Glad to know that Spring will be here in a few more weeks!  I know it has been tough for all my family that still live in Holland, MI.  



After my pan is ready, I add a room temperature three pound loin roast. Add one tablespoon salt and one teaspoon ground pepper.    Room temperature is VITAL for a great roast.   Leave it out for an hour minimum and up to two hours from the refrigerator.  


Add one cup white wine of your choice.  I prefer Chenin Blanc.  Another great braising liquid would be apple juice or apple cider.  Cover and braise for three hours at 300F.  





What a perfect loin roast...after 4 hours.    Strained my stock...reduced and added a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream.   Beautiful food...to be savored.  



Pork Roast with a "good gravy" plated
with glazed carrots and cottage cheese salad.




2 comments:

Reeni said...

Your roast looks so incredibly delicious! This is a perfect Sunday family meal for me. Thanks for the tip about cooking it at room temperature!

Mary said...

This really looks delicious. It is perfect for a Sunday supper. As a matter of fact it's perfect for supper any day of the week. I hope you have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary

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