Pork Loin Roast with Caramelised Apple, Spinach & Horseradish Cream

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pork loin roast caramelised apple spinach, horseradish cream recipe

Recipe: Pork Loin Roast with Caramelised Apple, Spinach & Horseradish Cream

I don’t know why but pork tastes really good with sweet things – think Chinese sticky pork belly, bacon with maple syrup, Christmas roast pork with apple sauce, honey and soy pork chops. My guess it’s because pork meat itself is slightly sweet. For this recipe, I wanted to make a healthy, and QUICK, version of roast pork with sweet apple condiment. I used pork loin, which is a lean cut of meat and when buying free range it contains a healthy ratio of omega -6 to omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also very affordable meat so unless you’re Kosher, make sure to add pork to your weekly shopping list.

Alternative to making a caramelised apple condiment is to bake a few green apples drizzled in orange and lemon juice in the oven for 40 minutes. You can use any green leafy vegetable if you don’t have spinach on hand. With horseradish cream my thinking was “apple pie and cream, horseradish and meat, creamy spinach” – it all just worked in my head and luckily my tastebuds agreed once I’ve tasted the flavour combo. Feel free to leave it out and just drizzle a little horseradish and olive oil dressing on top.

Quick tip: make a double amount of pork loin and keep leftovers wrapped in foil in the fridge. Toss slices of pork through salads for lunch or make a quick cauliflower ‘fried rice’ with it. I eat it as a snack as well. If you’re making this for a dinner party, simply multiply the ingredients.

Ingredients

For the pork

  • 500g free range pork loin, cut in halves
  • 1 tsp smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp ghee

For the apple

  • 1 white onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 green apple, peeled and grated
  • 2/3 cup of orange juice (1 1/2 oranges)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • A small pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

For the horseradish cream

  • 2-3 tbsp sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated or store bought horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • A pinch of sea salt
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Flavour pork loin with a simple rub of paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
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Pan fry pork loin for 2 minutes on each sides, make sure all parts area sealed.

Instructions

  1. Rub pork loin with salt, garlic, paprika and pepper. Set aside while you prepare the apple condiment.
  2. Heat coconut oil  in a small saucepan to medium hot. Saute onion until soft and translucent. Add grated apple, Allspice, a pinch of salt and a third of orange juice. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Add another third of orange juice and continue cooking on medium heat for another 5-10 minutes. Once the apples change colour and start caramelising and browning, add the final third of the orange plus lemon juice. Cook for a further 5 minutes on a slightly higher heat. Most of caramelisation and browning will happen in the last third of the cooking process. Total cooking time is about 20-25 minutes and can be done ahead of time.
  3. Once apples are under way, pre-heat oven to 180C/355 F.
  4. Heat ghee to sizzling hot in a frying pan. Pan fry pork loin for 2 minutes on each side to seal all the juices in. Remove to an oven proof dish, including any remaining ghee, and bake in the oven on the middle shelf for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the loin. If using a meat thermometer, we’re after 70C/158 F in the middle part of the loin. Take out cooked meat out of the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Prepare horseradish cream by mix everything together in a bowl. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  6. Finally, heat a pan or saucepan to medium. Add washes spinach with a little splash of water. Cook very quickly until just slightly wilted, about 30 seconds will do. Dress up spinach with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and a little sea salt.
  7. To serve, place a handful of wilted spinach and a tablespoon of caramelised apple on the bottom, layer a few sliced of roasted pork loin and a dollop of horseradish cream on top.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 2

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2 Comments

  1. Posted August 13, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I really like what you’ve done here! I want a blog of my own… who you hosted with mate?

  2. Renee
    Posted August 6, 2012 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Yum!!! I will defineatly be adding this to my meals this week. Thanks for all the great recipes!!!!

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