Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
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  • 5 star values: 6

Dried fruits are rehydrated in a blend of orange-flavored liqueur and red wine. Use a combination of orange juice and chicken broth for a nonalcoholic alternative. The pork loin is coated in a breadcrumb mixture to form a crisp crust.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2008

Gallery

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 2 slices)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes or until fruit is plump. Drain mixture through a sieve, reserving fruit mixture. Combine fruit mixture, walnuts, shallots, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and rind.

  • Combine 3/4 teaspoon salt, French bread, and next 3 ingredients (through garlic) in a food processor; process until fine crumbs form.

  • Cut pork in half lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side; open halves, laying the pork flat. Starting from center, cut each half lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side; open halves, laying pork flat. Cover with plastic wrap; pound to an even thickness. Discard plastic wrap. Spread fruit mixture over pork, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Roll up pork, jelly-roll fashion, starting with one long side. Secure with wooden picks. Sprinkle outside of pork evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; brush evenly with mustard. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over pork; press gently to adhere. Place pork on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 55 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 155°. Let pork stand 10 minutes. Remove wooden picks. Cut into 16 (1/2-inch-thick) slices. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

323 calories; calories from fat 35%; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 4.5g; poly fat 3.1g; protein 29.7g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 79mg; iron 1.9mg; sodium 573mg; calcium 41mg.
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