Simply Roasted Pork
From Cooking Light
Use apple jelly in place of the apricot preserves for a slightly sweeter flavor. This pork makes a quick transition from warm Sunday dinner to cool Monday lunch without compromising flavor. Serve with roasted red skin potatoes or mashed potatoes, broccoli spears or collard greens, and warm dinner rolls.
You can eat this the first night with veggies, then make any of the following with the leftover meat: Thai Pork Salad with Chili Dressing, Spicy Pork, Turkey, and Swiss Cubano Roll, Chipotle Pork and Avocado Wrap, Pork Tabbouleh, Pork and Grilled Vegetable Salad, Sourdough Pork Sandwiches with Parsley-Pesto Mayonnaise (Sourdough Pork Sandwiches with Parsley-Pesto Mayonnaise (make w/ Simply Roasted Pork)), Pork and Peanut Noodle Salad, Pork and Grilled Stone Fruit Couscous Salad, Horseradish and Caramelized Onion Pork Sandwiches
1/2 cup SF apricot preserves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (3-pound) boneless pork loin, trimmed
Preheat oven to 425°.
Place the preserves in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, and cook 10 minutes or until melted (or warm in microwave until melted). Keep warm over low heat.
Combine salt, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper; rub evenly over pork. Place pork on a rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes. Brush 1/4 cup preserves evenly over pork. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Brush remaining preserves evenly over pork. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink). Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Yield: 14 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces)
CALORIES 159 (27% from fat); FAT 4.7g (satfat 1.6g, monofat 2.1g, polyfat 0.5g); PROTEIN 20.6g; CARBOHYDRATE 7.6g; FIBER 0.2g; CHOLESTEROL 59mg; IRON 0.9mg; SODIUM 232mg; CALCIUM 24mg;
Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 2004