Saturday, September 29, 2012

Roasted Sangria Pork Loin with Rosemary and Lemon


Why is this a Foodgasm? Mmmm Mmmm Pork add in some Sangria reduction a little lemon and rosemary and you got something amazingly sweet savory and succulent! It is so tender and sweet you will think it should be illegal!

This is a 4 point foodgasm (per 3 oz. of pork)

What you need:
32 oz. Pork Loin
8 oz. Sangria
4 sprigs of Rosemary
1 pear, cut in slices lengthwise
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan pour in sangria, bring to a boil and reduce temperature and let simmer until reduced to 1/5 the original volume. This can take a while. Maybe 30 minutes. (TIP: Make sure to keep a close eye on this. Can burn or overflow if you don't watch.)
Place your pork loin into a roasting pan and cut 4 slices into the pork only 2/3 of the way through. This will provide a way to inject more flavor into the roast. Place the pear slices and a rosemary sprig into the slices you cut into the meat. Also add pear slices over the top. Pour the reduced Sangria over the top of the pork roast. Last but not least, add the juice of 1/2 lemon over the top along with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for about 40 minutes or until internal temperature is 145 degrees.

I served this mouth watering pork roasted potatoes with lemon rosemary, salt and pepper.

Then sink your teeth into this masterpiece!!