Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Boneless Pork Loin or Sirloin Stuffed Apple Pistachio Roast

Boneless thin sliced pork loin or Sirloin steak slcies (about 3 pounds)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, garlic powder
1 cup seasoned croutons
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup peeled, finely chopped mcintosh, rome or gala apples
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped pistachio's 
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

Place pork on cutting board and pound till flattened to at least 1/4 inch thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a medium size bowl add the croutons with chicken stock and let soak in until softened. Use a potato masher to mash the mixture down or fork then stir in the garlic, apples, pistachio's, cranberries and syrup. Mix in the rosemary. Spread in the center of  each surface of  pork or beef onto the meat from the smallest side tightly and secure with tooth picks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Place on a cookie sheet or roasting pan seam side down on parchment paper drizzle with a little olive oil.  Cook at 325 degree oven uncovered, for about 1 hour ten minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes.

+claudia lamascolo  Author
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