What a busy, dreary day! If it weren’t for how extremely busy I was, it probably would have dragged out forever. Being as I never get a free moment at work, it went really fast – so fast, that I forgot my phone. Grrr. I hate when I do that. I feel so lost, which I know is pathetic. Sometimes I think about how incredibly dependent our lives are on technology and it makes me a little sad. Sigh.
Spanish word of the day: la manzana (apple)
This is a recipe that Angel made and it turned out pretty good. If you don’t like sweet with your pork, I would just omit the vanilla, and you’ll be good to go! As usual, it comes out juicy and delicious every time. Cute little side note: Angel made this for me right around Valentine’s Day…like the pic?? ;)
Pork Roast with Apples
3-4 lb Pork Roast (Angel used Sirloin Tip for ours)
½ Tbsp Adobo Seasoning
¼ tsp Cumin
¼ tsp Sage
¼ tsp Coriander
¼ tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (or just Sea Salt)
2 Garlic cloves
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Coconut Vinegar
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Honeycrisp Apples
2 Tbsp Fat (we use leftover fat from steak or some other meat we’ve trimmed)
1 Tbsp White Wine (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine the adobo, cumin, sage, coriander, and sea salt and set aside for later.
Combine the oil, vinegar and vanilla in a pan over high heat. Saute the apple, fat and white wine until the apples are browned. Set aside for later.
Cut a hole in the middle of the pork roast and massage it until it is big enough to stuff the apples. Stuff the apples inside the pork and then tie it up with the cooking twine. The goal here is to use enough to keep it together, but not a lot of twine. Think one horizontal and 2-3 vertical pieces to keep it together.
Heat another Tbsp of oil in a pan over high heat. Rub the pork down with the seasoning mixture. Add the garlic to the pork. Sear the pork on high heat (about a 7) on each side.
Place the pork in an oven safe dish. Pour the remaining drippings over the pork and cook, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Then turn down the heat to 275 and bake for another 30 minutes.