Pork Loin Recipes
The mighty pork loin is not only a protein powerhouse, it also makes a beautiful centerpiece dish when entertaining.
The pork loin can look so appealing at the butcher shop, but it can become highly intimidating once it's in your kitchen. These 18 tried-and-true recipes provide a fantastic starting point for tackling the "other white meat."
Our first company-worthy dish is Roasted Cider-Brined Pork Loin with Green Tomato Chutney.
For the deepest flavor in this pork main dish, use unfiltered cider.
If you don't count salt, pepper, and water, this is an five-ingredient dish. But the simplicity of its preparation belies its deliciousness. Long-braised leeks fall apart into a sweet and mild oniony sauce that's a great companion to the tender pork, with white wine adding a hint of acidity to brighten the dish.
Cooking the sauerkraut in the pan with the pork offers a fantastic flavor contrast. Serve with green beans and a glass of riesling or a bottle of beer.
Showcasing the best of fall's flavors, this hearty dish combines tart apples with smoky bacon, pungent cabbage, and sweet maple syrup. The apples and vegetables cook along with the pork so the flavors are harmonious. Full-flavored, tart apples, such as Granny Smith, Jonagold, Albemarle (Newtown) Pippin, Roxbury Russet, or Winesap, provide the best flavor.
If you like your pork nice and spicy, look no further. These tastebud-sizzling tostadas can easily be prepared in advance and topped however your family prefers.
This roasted 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.
Perciatelli is thick spaghetti with a hole in the center. It's heartier and stands up to the other ingredients in this dish, but you can substitute spaghetti, if desired.