Thursday, February 22, 2007
Pork Loin Roast with Hoisin-Sesame Sauce
I was inspired for this recipe by the Weeknight Kitchen from Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Splendid Table on NPR.
Weeknight Kitchen is her weekly e-newsletter with recipe ideas for easy weeknight meals. Weeknight Kitchen credited Test Kitchen Favorites: The 2007 Companion Cookbook to the Hit TV Show (America's Test Kitchen, Brookline, MA, 2006) with the recipe.
Bottom line? It was delicious, very fast and easy and an Asian-inspired sauce on pork is always a good match in my opinion.
Pork Loin Roast with Hoisin-Sesame Sauce:
1 2.5 lb pork loin roast
Olive oil as needed
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbs fresh minced ginger
1/4 c hoisin sauce
1/2 c orange juice
1/2 c low-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 green onions, sliced
Salt and pepper roast liberally and brown in a saute pan with olive oil on all sides. Place into a roasting pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes (until internal temp is about 140). Remove and cover with foil and let stand for about 10 minutes before carving.
Meanwhile, drain most of the oil from the saute pan and retain any brown bits. Saute ginger until fragrant, then add remaining sauce ingredients (except green onions). Simmer until thickened, then add green onions. Cut pork into slices and top with sauce and additional green onion slices for garnish. Serve immediately.