Roast Pork Loin
Serve this pork alongside Dried Fruit Compote, then use leftovers to make our Roasted Pork Loin Sandwich with Warm Fruit Chutney.
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed and tied
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 6 fresh sage leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup apple cider
- 1/3 cup Homemade Chicken Stock, or low-sodium canned, skimmed of fat
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season pork loin with salt and pepper. Tuck sage leaves under kitchen twine along the length of the pork loin.
Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add pork, and sear until golden brown on all sides, including ends, 10 to 15 minutes. Wrap pork loin in parchment paper, tucking ends under to seal completely. Place in skillet, and transfer to oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 150 degrees. 40 to 50 minutes. Remove pork loin from parchment paper, and transfer to a serving platter. Let rest for 10 minutes before removing twine and slicing into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Place skillet over medium heat, and add cider and stock. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add any accumulated juices from bottom of serving platter. Continue to cook until liquid is syrupy and reduced to about 1/3 cup. Add butter, stirring until melted. Drizzle over pork, garnish with sage leaves, and serve.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, May 2001