Pork loin stuffed with apricot/spinach/walnuts

Cathy Salinger

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@fiore56

Make sure you butterfly the meat in three , then pound it flat and make sure it's dry before you stuff it. You can add salt and pepper to the stuffing after you finish sautéing It because if you add salt before it will make the spinach sweat, and you don't want the mixture watery.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Blend

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2&1/2-3 lb
pork loin, center cut, boneless, butterflied
2 c
onions - chopped
6 oz
dried apricots - chopped
4 clove
garlic - chopped
1 & 1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
5 oz
fresh baby spinach
1 c
chopped walnuts
1 c
chicken stock
16 oz
apricot preserves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sauté onions with olive oil in large frying pan until golden, almost carmelized.
2
Add chopped apricots and garlic and continue sauté
3
add pumpkin pie spice and blend in.
4
Add spinach and sauté until wilted.
5
Add walnuts and set aside to cool. N
6
Stuff the pork loin with the cooled stuffing and roll closed not too tightly and tie with cooking twine.
7
Brown in vegetable oil on all sides in frying pan.
8
Finish in oven at 375 degrees, until internal temperature reads 145-160 degrees.
9
In the meantime place the stock with the preserves in a pot and cook till it thickens some.
10
When pork is done take out of oven and cover with foil and let rest at least 20-30 minutes.
11
Cut twine off and slice the meat. Drizzle with apricot glaze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Low Sodium
Other Tag: Heirloom