Apricot Stuffed Pork LoinFrom fluffy24 8 years ago
- PORK LOIN: shopping list
- 3/4 cup wild rice shopping list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil shopping list
- 1 onion, chopped shopping list
- 1 rib celery, chopped shopping list
- 1 clove garlic, minced shopping list
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme shopping list
- 1/4 cup Madeira or fat-free chicken broth shopping list
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots shopping list
- salt shopping list
- black pepper shopping list
- 1 pork tenderloin (1 1/2 pounds) shopping list
- SAUCE: shopping list
- 1 cup fat-free chicken broth shopping list
- 1/3 cup apricot nectar or orange juice shopping list
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard shopping list
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch shopping list
- 2 tablespoons water shopping list
How to make it
- To make the pork loin:
- Prepare the wild rice according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic, and thyme and cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the Madeira or broth and increase the heat to high. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the liquid is evaporated. Remove from the heat and stir in the apricots and wild rice. Season with salt and pepper.
- With a knife, make a 1" slit from one end of the pork to the other, keeping the sides intact. Push the meat back from the slit to create a "tunnel." From both ends, stuff the cavity with the rice mixture. Mist the pork with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook for 4 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Place the skillet in the oven and cook for 25 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the center reaches 155°F and the juices run clear. Place on a cutting board. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
- To make the sauce:
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the broth, apricot nectar or orange juice, and mustard. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and water in a cup and stir until smooth. Add to the saucepan and cook, whisking, for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Serve over the pork.
- Serving Suggestions
- Serve this impressive pork dinner with a wild rice pilaf.
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