Braised Loin Of Pork In Cider
|Boneless pork loin||4 Pound, preferably from the center, tied (1 piece)|
|Unsalted butter||2 Tablespoon|
|Vegetable oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||To Taste|
|Onion||1 Large, peeled, finely chopped|
|Dried sage leaves||2 Teaspoon|
|Apple cider||2 Cup (32 tbs) (preferably fresh)|
|Juniper berries||5 , slightly crushed|
|Granny smith apple/Other tart apple||2 Large, peeled and diced|
|Turnips||1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and diced|
|Heavy cream||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Finely chopped flat leaf parsley||2 Tablespoon|
Preheat your oven to 325Â°F.pat the roast very dry with paper towels.
Melt the butter and oil in a deep casserole just until the butter foams.
Add the pork and brown it evenly on all sides over medium heat, turning with wooden spatulas or spoons.
This will take approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
Remove the roast to a platter and season it liberally with salt and pepper.
If the butter and oil have burned, discard and replace them.
Heat the new butter and oil, add the onion, and saute it slowly over medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until light golden colored.
Stud the roast with the cloves and return it to the casserole, fat side up.
Sprinkle the sage on top of the roast and add the cider and juniper berries.
Turn up the heat and bring the liquid in the pan to the boil.
Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and the lid, and place it in the preheated oven.
After 1 1/4 hours, add the apples and turnips and baste the roast, basting 3 times in all during the cooking time.
After a total of 2 hours, remove the lid, and roast for 15 minutes longer.
Transfer the roast to a warmed platter, tent with aluminum foil, and return it to the turned-off oven.
Skim off any surface fat.
Reduce the pan juices with the apples and turnips over high heat on top of the stove about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
Add a small amount of pan juices to the cream to warm it, then stir it into the pan juices.
Taste to adjust the seasonings.
Slice the roast and ladle large spoonfuls of the sauce over the meat.
Sprinkle a little finely chopped parsley on top.