Stuffed Pork Loin With Roasted Root Vegetables
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit (such as golden raisins, dried cherries, and chopped dried apricots)
- 1 3-pound boneless pork loin (preferably center-cut)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds carrots (about 10 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch lengths
- 1 1/2 pounds parsnips (about 10 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch lengths
- 3/4 pound turnips (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into bite-size pieces or halved if small
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Heat oven to 400° F. Place the dried fruit in a medium bowl and add enough boiling water to cover. Set aside to plump, about 10 minutes; drain.
- With a sharp knife, cut a slit down the middle of the pork loin parallel to the work surface (do not cut all the way through), then open it like a book. Fill with the dried fruit mixture, close the loin, and tie with kitchen twine.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, on a rimmed baking sheet, toss the carrots, parsnips, and turnips with the rosemary, the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
- Nestle the pork in the vegetables, transfer to oven, and roast, tossing the vegetables occasionally, until they are tender and the internal temperature of the pork registers 145° F, 35 to 40 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the vegetables and any pan drippings.
- Per Serving
- Calories 407
- Fat 13g
- Sat Fat 3g
- Cholesterol 98mg
- Sodium 635mg
- Protein 38g
- Carbohydrate 35g
- Sugar 14g
- Fiber 7g
- Iron 3mg
- Calcium 86mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .