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  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Large, halved crosswise and slivered
  Boneless pork loin 3 1⁄2 Pound (1 Piece)
  Boneless loin pork 3 1⁄2 Pound (1 Piece)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), slivered
  Fresh ginger piece 1 , peeled and slivered
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lightly packed dark brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/4 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
  Defatted chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Apple cider vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark jamaican rum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1) Set the oven temperature to 350°F before roasting.
2) Using the tip of a small sharp knife, make deep slits in the pork loin.

3) In a large skillet, heated over medium heat, heat oil and butter and sauté onions for about 15 minutes in it until wilted.
4) Take a shallow roasting pan and arrange the onions in the bottom of it.
5) Fill the pork with garlic and ginger slivers.
6) Combine together cloves, cinnamon, and pepper and apply it all over the pork.
7) Keep the pork loin on top of the onions and top it with honey and then brown sugar.
8) Mix together chicken broth, vinegar, and rum and pour this mixture over the onions in the bottom of the pan.
9) Roast the pork for about 1 1/2 hours or 20 minutes per pound in preheated oven until it is cooked through or reads 150° to 160°F on a meat thermometer.
10) Baste the pork often during the cooking time and move the onions around in the liquid.

11) Transfer the pork to a carving board and keep it aside for 15 minutes after covering loosely with aluminum foil.
12) In the meantime, strain the sauce, keeping the onions in a saucepan.
13) Through a gravy separator, pour the sauce to remove any excess fat.
14) Mix the degreased sauce with the onions and cook over low heat until it thickens.

15) Slice the pork into thin pieces and arrange on a serving platter.
16) Cover with onion sauce on top and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
105 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1647 Calories from Fat 603

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g103.5%

Saturated Fat 12.7 g63.4%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 552.4 mg184.1%

Sodium 1308.9 mg54.5%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.5%

Sugars 36 g

Protein 189 g377.5%

Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 23.6%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 21.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Habana Libre Pork Roast Recipe