Christmas Recipes

Roast Pork Loin in Beer Sauce


3 1/2-pound boneless pork loin, tied
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
a beurre manié (made by rubbing together 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour)

For marinade:
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup honey
3 cups beer (not dark), preferably German


Make marinade:
In a large saucepan stir together marinade ingredients. Bring marinade just to a boil, stirring (marinade will rise and foam), and remove pan from heat. In a blender purée marinade in 2 batches, transferring it as puréed to bowl. Cool marinade to
room temperature and spoon off any remaining foam.

In a large heavy resealable plastic bag combine pork and marinade and seal bag,
pressing out any excess air. Put bag in a baking pan and marinate pork, chilled,
turning bag once or twice, at least 8 hours and up to 24. Let pork in marinade
come to room temperature, about 40 minutes. Transfer marinade to a saucepan
and bring just to a boil.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Pat pork dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. In a flameproof
roasting pan heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and
brown pork on all sides. Roast pork in middle of oven, basting frequently with
some marinade, until a meat thermometer registers 155°F. for slightly pink meat, 1
to 1 1/2 hours. Transfer pork to a cutting board, reserving juices in roasting pan
and discarding string, and let stand, covered loosely with foil, about 15 minutes.

While pork is standing, skim and discard fat from pan and add remaining marinade. Deglaze roasting pan over moderately high heat, scraping up brown bits. Bring sauce just to a boil and strain through a fine sieve into another
saucepan. Bring sauce to a simmer and whisk in beurre manié, bit by bit, whisking until sauce is combined well and thickened slightly.

Serve pork, sliced, with sauce.

Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Added On: 2005-10-31
Submitted By: Inge Jones
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Pork ¬ Dinner ¬ German

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