Rating: 2.67 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1

This delicious roast loin of pork recipe is courtesy of chef Curtis Stone.

The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2008

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

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  • Using a sharp knife, score fat that covers the top of pork. Rub pork fat with salt, garlic, and half of the marjoram leaves. Set a roasting rack in a heavy-bottomed roasting pan; set pork on rack. Transfer to oven and roast for 30 minutes.

  • Decrease oven temperature to 350 degrees, and continue roasting the pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the pork reaches 140 degrees, about 45 minutes more. Transfer pork to a cutting board, keep warm, and let rest 30 minutes.

  • Pour any pan juices into a small bowl and whisk together with remaining marjoram; cover to keep warm and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, heat apples and cloves in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring, until apples begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add Calvados, continue stirring until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Cover, and continue cooking apples, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender and most of the juices have evaporated, about 8 minutes.

  • Remove apple mixture from heat and, using a potato masher, coarsely mash apples. Stir in sugar, if using.

  • Thinly slice pork and drizzle over reserved pan juices and serve immediately with apples and carrots.

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Reviews (3)

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
03/30/2008
Delicious! I made the pork and apple compote and was very pleased. Since I had a smaller bone-in pork loin roast I kept it in the oven at 475 for only 20 min. and then at 350 for 30 min. It turned out great. I also substituted apple juice for the Calvados and used just a touch of ground cloves. Turn out great! Will add this to my recipe collection!
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2008
Just wanted to let Martha know that apple seeds are in fact toxic. I learned this from a CBC Radio science program here in Canada. The seeds contain an enzyme which when broken down turns to cyanide. Here is a link to the broadcast: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/media/2007-2008/mp3/qq-2008-02-16_05.mp3
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2008
Loved this recipe for pork! It was easy - yet special. Watch the garlic so it doesn't brown too much on top. I didn't try the apples because I had homemade apple sauce, but the carrots were delicious too. The shallots added a very nice flavor.
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