Roast Pork Loin (Brined)

Roast Pork Loin (brined)

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Donna Toth

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@Donnakins

Posted by Henk De Young

This recipe is intended for a 4 pound center-cut boneless pork loin. The Fig and Marsala sauce is optional, but adds an exquisite taste

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 2 qt
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/3 c
    kosher salt
  • 1 sprig(s)
    rosemary
  • 1/2 bunch
    thyme
  • 1/2 c
    whole peeled garlic cloves
  • 2
    pieces star anise
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    fennel seeds
  • 1 stick
    cinnamon broken into pieces
  • 4
    bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp
    peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped ginger
  • FIG SAUCE WITH MINT AND MARSALA

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    diced shallots
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chopped garlic
  • 1/2 c
    dry marsala
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    honey
  • 2 c
    chicken stock
  • 3 c
    ripe black mission figs, cut into large chunks (about 3/4 inch square)
  • 6
    leaves mint, chopped

How to Make Roast Pork Loin (Brined)

Step-by-Step

  1. Simmer brine ingredients for 15 minutes and cool completely before using.
  2. Place pork loin in the brine for 24 to 36 hours.
  3. To cook the roast:
    Remove the pork loin from the brine and dry with a towel.
    Rub the roast with olive oil and brown all sides in a skillet.
    Remove from the skillet and place on a roasting rack.
    Roast in a 325 degree oven until an internal temperature of 135 degrees is reached,
    approximately 30 minutes.
    Allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing in 1/2 inch slices.
    Sauce with fig sauce and serve with roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach.
  4. Fig Sauce with Mint and Marsala:
    Saute shallots over a medium heat for 3 minutes.
    Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes more.
    Add Marsala, raise the heat to high, bring to a boil and reduce the liquid by half.
    Add the lemon juice, sherry vinegar, honey and chicken stock. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    Add the figs and simmer for 5 minutes more.
    Season with salt and pepper.

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About Roast Pork Loin (Brined)

Course/Dish: Pork Roasts



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