Apricot and Chili Roasted Pork
Submitted by: John from Chicago, IL
Yield: 6-8 generous portions
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Marinate the pork roast in the red wine, soy, garlic, red onion and whole chipotle for 4-6 hours.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix the salt, oregano, paprika, chili powders, adobo seasoning and cumin together for the rub.
Remove the pork roast for the marinade and rub the spices all over. Save the marinade.
Put the pork into a baking dish. Add the marinade. Stick the apricots into the roast using toothpicks.
Place the dish on the lower rack of the oven and bake at 300 degrees for 2 - 2 1/2 hours until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. Baste from time to time with the marinade. Add more red wine if the marinade gets too dry. If any of the apricots become too dark, remove them and let them sit in the bottom of the pan.
Remove the roast and let cool slightly. Cut the apricots into chunks. Dice the pork--about 1 cup per person. Spoon the marinade into a wide pan and add 1 C water. Add the diced pork and apricots. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until the mariande had begun to stick to the pan. Add more water if necessary.
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This works well with cheesy mashed potatoes or spanish rice.
The only change I would make in this recipe is to cook the pork to only 155-160 degrees. The old method of cooking pork to that high temp is unnecessary now because there isn’t any more trichinosis and it makes it dry. But its a delicious combination of herbs.
Why on earth would anyone dice up a lovely 4-5 lb. pork loin???
The fear mongerer is wrong. 144 degrees F will kill any, if they exist…I would not overcook it either.
I think this is an interesting recipe. I have made one (similar to it) before, but with TWO CUPS of soy sauce this will be salty and then it calls for TWO MORE tablespoons of salt! Beware.
The lady whose rating I read is wrong about the trichinosis. While it is uncommon and unlikely, it is still possible to get trichinosis. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis in the Epidemiology section.