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Roasted Pork Loin with Orange Sauce

This roasted pork loin with a slightly sweet and citrusy sauce will make a stunning main for your holiday dinner table.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 30 minutes
    •    Cook time: 60 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 6


Ingredients

For the Pork Loin:

    •    1 tbsp honey
    •    1 tbsp olive oil
    •    salt and pepper
    •    1 clove garlic, chopped
    •    1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
    •    1 rack of pork (6 bones), about 1.8kg


For the Squash Purée:

    •    1/4 cup water
    •    3 tbsps butter
    •    1 onion, chopped
    •    6 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed


For the Orange Sauce:

    •    2 tbsps water
    •    1 tbsp cornstarch
    •    1 1/4 cup veal stock
    •    1/2 cup orange juice
    •    1 clove garlic, chopped
    •    1 small onion, chopped
    •    2 tbsps red wine vinegar
    •    1 orange, grated zest only
    •    1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar


Method

For the Pork Loin:

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the mustard, honey and garlic. Set aside.
  3. Season the meat with salt and pepper. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, brown the meat in the oil. Brush with the mustard mixture and place in the skillet with the bone side down.
  4. Roast for about 55 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the centre of the meat reads 135°F. Transfer the rack of pork to a serving plate and loosely cover with aluminum foil. Let rest until the temperature reaches 145°F.
  5. In a large saucepan over medium heat, soften the onion in the butter. Add the squash and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the water. Cover and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until the squash is tender, stirring occasionally. In a food processor, purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


For the Squash Purée:
 In a large saucepan over medium heat, soften the onion in the butter. Add the squash and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the water. Cover and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until the squash is tender, stirring occasionally. In a food processor, purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


For the Orange Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, onion, garlic and orange zest. Bring to a boil and let simmer until the brown sugar starts to caramelize. Add the orange juice and simmer for 1 minute. Add the veal stock and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the rack of pork between the bones. Serve with the squash purée and orange sauce. If desired, serve with wilted spinach.


This great family recipe is thanks to Food Network at https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/roasted-pork-loin-with-orange-sauce/17545/

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