Pork Loin with Dried-Plum Stuffing

Entrees, Holiday Recipes.

Pork Loin with Dried-Plum Stuffing


Quantity Ingredients
1 1/3 cups finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely chopped dried plums
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 425°.

To prepare stuffing, heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook 7 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in dried plums and next 8 ingredients (dried plums through 1/4 teaspoon pepper); set aside.

Slice pork lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open halves, laying pork flat. Place plastic wrap over pork; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Spread stuffing over pork, leaving a 1-inch border. Roll up tightly; secure at 1 1/2-inch intervals with twine. Rub pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place pork on a rack in a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 425° for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in center of pork registers 155°, turning the pork after 20 minutes. Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into thin slices.

To prepare sauce, whisk together the flour and 1/4 cup broth. Place roasting pan over medium heat. Add port, stirring to loosen browned bits. Whisk in flour mixture, mustard, and 1 1/4 cups broth. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring frequently with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Serve with pork. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 3 tablespoons sauce)

Nutrition: CALORIES 268; FAT 8g (sat 1.7 g); PROTEIN 26.2 g; CHOLESTEROL 74 mg; SODIUM 489 mg; IRON 2.5 mg; CARBOHYDRATE 20.1 g

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