Yummy Asian Pork Loin
Kent made dinner again the other night, well I helped a little, and it turned out really well! The 6 of us ate about 4 pounds of pork loin, so obviously, we all loved it. He came up with the recipe himself – he got inspired watching the Saturday morning cooking shows again, and I'm loving this Saturday morning routine of his more all the time! (He flips on the Food Network while he makes his coffee and egg sandwich.) So as he watched them doing different things with pork loin, he got the ideas for the following recipe, which I named…
Easy Asian Pork Loin
Yield 4-8 servings
- 2-4# pork loin (from a good farm with healthy animals - rarely found in a grocery store)
- 1 onion, chopped, I use organic
- 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 organic apples, chopped
- 1 can of pineapple "tidbits" in pineapple juice (no high fructose corn syrup)
Sweet and sour sauce ingredients:
Cut a slit down the center of the pork loin, and put inside the open meat: the chopped onion, garlic, apples, and pineapple. Wrap it up tightly in parchment paper and then foil to keep the juices in.
Bake until a thermometer reads 145* at the thickest part of the meat. We baked it inside our covered stone for 35 minutes at 325*, then another 35 minutes or so at 400*. (Because we had to turn the oven up for the muffins we were having with it - see recipe for those below.)
Meanwhile, make the sweet & sour sauce...
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To go with this Asian pork loin, Kent stir-fried some snap peas (the flat kind) with olive oil, sea salt & pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. (Even the kids eat these they're so good.) And I made these: cranberry orange muffins. Our family ate 17 of them!
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