Today, holiday meal ideas are more varied than ever, giving us lots of opportunities to break with tradition and try something new! If you’re looking to make a change to the typical Christmas dinner menu — which usually stars a main course of turkey, ham or prime rib — give pork tenderloin a try.
Throughout America, pork has long been a popular meat choice for meals, and pork loin is one of the most versatile cuts.
But how can you make it truly special enough for a Christmas dinner?
One great way to prepare roast pork loin is to enhance it with the richness of seasonal flavors. By using a boneless pork loin, you’ll create both an eye- and palate-pleasing main course meat roll as the centerpiece for your holiday table.
This recipe provides all you need to make a roasted pork loin roll that is delectably memorable. What’s the secret? Dried fruit.
Dried fruit is known for its concentrated flavors, which burst forth when used in cooking. Combine the zestiness of ripened fruit — cherries, figs and apricots — with a little extra punch from wine and cinnamon, and the resulting fruit stuffing compliments the pork loin roast to seasonal perfection.
One more tip: If you want a nice crispy crust on the outside of your pork loin, be sure that the oven is fully heated before placing it back in for the final 40 to 50 minutes.