Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Yield
10 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces)

Apples aren't the only fruit that taste great with pork. This orange-flavored brine gives a subtle citrus flavor and makes the meat juicy and tender.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1 cup water and rind in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Pour into a large bowl; cool to room temperature. Add remaining 2 cups water, 4 cups juice, salt, sugar, and 1/4 cup soy sauce, stirring until salt and sugar dissolve. Pour salt mixture into a 2-gallon zip-top plastic bag. Add ice and pork; seal. Refrigerate for 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Step 2

Combine marmalade, 2 tablespoons juice, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 10 seconds or until marmalade melts. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 4

Remove pork from bag, and discard brine. Pat pork dry with paper towels. Place pork on a roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325° (do not remove pork from oven); bake an additional 45 minutes. Brush glaze evenly over pork; bake an additional 5 minutes or until thermometer inserted into thickest portion of pork registers 155° (slightly pink). Place pork on a platter. Cover with foil; let stand 15 minutes. Garnish with orange slices and parsley sprigs, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Ishy81's Review

3sacharm
December 27, 2010
I made this for Christmas dinner and there was no leftovers. Everybody loved this dish. I WILL be making this again!!!

doherty's Review

Ishy81
June 05, 2010
This was so easy and tasted so wonderful!

3sacharm's Review

doherty
April 03, 2009
Best pork recipe ever! I used tangerines for juice because I had a bag of them I needed to use. I used a pork roast and it was so yummy and tasty. Could definitely taste the orange and I didn't find it salty at all. this was devoured by my husband. I highly recommend this recipe