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Rosemary Scented Roast Port Loin - stuffed Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Inez Dunne
Added: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 T olive oil
16 -18 peeled garlic cloves, plus 2 T minced garlic
1 whole boneless pork loin (7-1/2 to 8 lbs) patted dry
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 T minced fresh rosemary
16-18 dried apricots
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup plus 2 T apple jelly
1/4 cup port wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tsp cornstarch

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 250 with rack in upper middle position. Heat oil in small (8-inch) skillet over med-low heat. Add whole garlic cloves and cook, stirring until soft and golden, about 5 min. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside; reserve oil.
With pork loin fat side down, insert point of sharp knife 1/2 inch from one end and make a lengthwise incision in pork, stopping 1/2 inch before other end, cutting almost but not quite through, to form a long pocket.
Brush pocket with some garlic oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and 1 T rosemary. Then stuff with garlic cloves, apricots and sprinkle in cranberries. Tie loin together at 1-1/2 intervals with butcher's twine. Brush roast with remaining garlic oil and salt and pepper, place in a deep roasting pan. Warm 1/4 cup apple jelly, minced garlic, and remaining 2 T rosemary in small saucepan. Brush mixture all over roast.
Roast unit the center registers 125-130, start checking after 1-1/2. Remove roast from oven are increase temperature to 400. Brush loin with pan drippings, return to oven and roast until golden brown and internal temp is 155 to 160, about 20 min. longer. Let roast rest for 15-20 minutes, then transfer to carving board.
Stir pan juices to loosen brown bits, strain into a small saucepan. Stir in port, chicken broth and remaining 2 T jelly, and bring to a simmer. Mix cornstarch with 2 T cold water. Whisk into sauce and continue to simmer, whisking until lightly thickened. Cut pork into slices and spoon T or so of sauce over each serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Inez served this Christmas Eve 2005 and it was delicious. The recipe was originally published in "Perfect Recipes for Having People Over" by Pam Anderson.

 

 

 

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