Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rosie Makes A Pork Roulade.

It's that time of year again.
I'm getting close to Christmas baking.
That means, I have to clean out a couple of shelves
in the utility room freezer.
For Christmas Goody storage.

Throughout the year,
Mr. Hawthorne searches for every sale possible
and buys viand voraciously.
I have recognized in him certain hoarding tendencies,
especially of late.
I do not like it.

I know he's not the youngest child
amongst 9 other siblings,
worrying about where his next morsel is coming from,
picking up droppings from the floor,
so I wonder why he's like this.

All of which brings me back to this:
cleaning out the freezer,
one step at a time.

Today, I pulled out a center cut pork loin.
I'm making a pork roulade.

I surrounded the meat with plastic wrap
and pounded away,
starting in the middle and working my way outward.

Salt and pepper.

Today, I'm using a cup of cranberries,
juice of 1 orange, plus some pulp,
peeled and diced green apple,
little box of raisins,
handful of walnuts,
maybe 1/4 cup+ of honey + some comb

In a small saucepan,
combine cranberries, orange juice and some pulp,
honey and some comb.

Needs more honey.

Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes.

Dice apple.

Add in apples.


Handful of walnuts.

Cook over low for 5 more minutes.

Oh, yeah.
Cranberry Delight done.

Set aside and tend to the pork.

I trimmed that little bit of fat off.
Left some on for flavor.
Seasoned both sides with salt and pepper.

I put a layer of prosciutto down ...

... and laid the pounded loin on top the prosciutto.

 Salt and pepper this side.
Place rosemary leaves gaily about.

Gather the players:
pounded pork center cut chop
Cranberry a la Hawthorne

Spread a thin layer of the cranberry mixture.

Roll up.


Mooey beautiful!

Deftly tie the roulade.

I seared this roulade over high heat
for about 4 minutes.

Sear all over,
then it goes into a 350 degree oven
for about 12 minutes.
(Internal temperature of 160 degrees.)

Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Juicy pork with a fun surprise in the middle.

And those corn muffins were something else.
Recipe for the corn muffins coming next.


Stephanie Henkel said...

Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious! I love cranberries, and the combination with pork must be incredible. Gotta try this!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Hello, Stephanie. Please try this and do NOT overcook the pork. Let me know how you like it.