Roasted Pork Loin Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Boneless pork loin3 Pound (1.5 Kilogram)
 Coarse cooking salt1 Tablespoon
 Seasoning To Taste
 Butter1 Ounce (30 Grams)
 Spinach leaves4 , shredded
 Pine nuts3 Tablespoon
 Breadcrumbs1 Ounce (1/2Cup/30 Grams)
 Ground nutmeg1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground pepper To Taste
For sauce
 Green apple1 Small, peeled, cored and sliced
 Pear1 Small, peeled, cored and sliced
 Chopped dried dates1 Tablespoon
 Apple juice4 Tablespoon
 Honey2 Teaspoon
 Grated lemon rind1 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1 Pinch

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3226 Calories from Fat 1245

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 141 g216.9%

Saturated Fat 43.6 g217.9%

Trans Fat 0.7 g

Cholesterol 1136 mg378.7%

Sodium 5798.9 mg241.6%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g31%

Dietary Fiber 14.6 g58.3%

Sugars 56.8 g

Protein 380 g760.2%

Vitamin A 25.1% Vitamin C 94.9%

Calcium 25.2% Iron 75.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

1. To make seasoning, melt butter in a frying pan. Cook spinach and pine nuts for 2-3 minutes or until spinach wilts. Remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs, nutmeg and pepper to taste.
2. Unroll loin and make a cut in the middle of the fleshy part. Score the rind with a sharp knife, cutting down into the fat under the rind. Spread seasoning over cut flap. Roll up loin firmly and secure with string.
3. Place loin in a baking dish. Rub all over rind with salt and bake at 250°C/475°F/ Gas 9 for 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and bake for 1 hour longer or until juices run clear when tested with a skewer in the meatiest part.
4. To make sauce, place apple, pear, dates, apple juice, honey, lemon rind and cloves in a small saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until apple is tender
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