Rolled Pork Loin with California Raisins and Herbs

Rolled Pork Loin with California Raisins and Herbs


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This pork loin dish has a beautiful presentation and the sweet raisins and sun-dried tomatoes make a delicious filling.

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  • 2 C. California raisins
  • 4 lb. boneless pork loin, trimmed
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 C. thinly sliced onions
  • 1/2 C. sun-dried tomatoes with Italian herbs, drained and chopped
  • 1 Tbs. jalapeno chilies, diced
  • 2 Tbs. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 C. California raisins
  • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 C. white wine
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 C. Dijon mustard
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil

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Blend 2 C. raisins in food processor or blender until smooth. Using long slicing knife, with pork loin facing away lengthwise at 12 o'clock, make 3/4-inch deep cut along right edge for the entire length of roast. Roll the roast to the left. Then, starting inside that cut, holding knife at an angle, cut another 3/4-inch-deep cut along previous cut. Keep turning roast, repeating these 3/4-inch-deep cuts until you have one large square sheet of pork. In heavy-bottomed sauté pan, sauté onions in olive oil until caramelized and tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low 15-20 minutes until flavors blend.

Mix Dijon mustard, minced garlic cloves and 2-3 Tbs. olive oil. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Season pork on both sides with salt and pepper. Spread filling evenly over flattened loin to 3/4 inch around all edges. Roll loin jelly roll style and tie with string. Spread rub on outside of rolled loin.

Bake, basting occasionally, 45-60 minutes, to internal temperature of at least 140 degrees for medium, 150 degrees for juicy medium-well. Let rest 10-15 minutes before slicing. Slice and serve.

Yield: 12 servings

Reviews (1)

  • I didn't have all the ingredients so I omitted a few things but believe it or not my kids (9,7, 3) liked it more than the adults. I never would've thought about pairing raisins with onions, but I loved it!!!

    Flag as inappropriate bustedinnc  |  August 4, 2008

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