Pork Essentials: Sweetly Glazed Pork Loin

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

This is an excellent way to oven-roast a pork loin. The glaze compliments the pork, and gives it a great depth of flavor.

Plus, the heat from the white pepper, mixing with the glaze, gives this recipe an amazing sweet heat. I know that you will love it.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
2 - 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • THE PORK GLAZE

  • 1/2 c
    apricot preserves
  • 1/2 c
    peach preserves
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • THE PORK LOIN

  • 3 - 4 lb
    boneless pork loin
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    white pepper, freshly ground

How to Make Pork Essentials: Sweetly Glazed Pork Loin

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. THE PORK GLAZE
  4. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  5. Whisk together and bring up to a light simmer.
  6. Allow to lightly simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat, and reserve.
  7. THE PORK LOIN
  8. Remove the pork loin from the fridge, and allow to rest on the countertop for 20 – 30 minutes.
  9. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 425f (220c).
  10. Mix the salt & pepper together in a small bowl.
  11. Rub the olive oil over the pork loin, and then sprinkle with the salt & pepper.
  12. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and add a rack.
  13. If you have one, insert an instant-read thermometer into the center of the roast, and place on the rack.
  14. Roast the pork loin for 15 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven, reduce the heat to 300f (150c), and brush on some of the glaze.
  16. Return to the oven, and roast until the internal temp reaches 135f (60c), about 35 to 40 minutes.
  17. Chef’s Note: Baste with additional glaze two more times, at 15 minute intervals.
  18. Remove from the oven cover with foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes, before slicing.
  19. Chef’s Note: Carryover cooking will increase the internal temperature of the pork loin to 140f (60c). If you want yours cooked to a higher temperature, just remember to take it out of the oven when it is about 5 degrees of your target temperature.
  20. PLATE/PRESENT
  21. Slice against the grain, and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy.
  22. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Pork Essentials: Sweetly Glazed Pork Loin

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American




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