After the catastrophic dinner we had for our anniversary last weekend, I wanted to make something we would enjoy for our Sunday dinner. I have butterflied a roast before, but this time I wanted to see if I could roll-cut it so you get that spiral effect once the meat is sliced. I think it just looks prettier don’t you?
It was very easy, just go slow and you MUST use a sharp knife or you’ll have a mess. I also opted to make a paste out of my ingredients instead of leaving them whole. I found it was easier to cover the meat and then roll it afterwards.
This roast was phenomenal! I didn’t make a gravy (I didn’t want to cover up the flavors) so I just used the au jus, but if you are a meat/gravy type of person, by all means take the juices and thicken it up with either some flour/water or cornstarch/water.
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Boneless center cut pork loin stuffed with spinach, mushrooms and Goat cheese; then tied and baked until moist and tender.
- 4-5 lb . Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin
- 9 oz . Fresh Baby Spinach Leaves, washed
- 1 c . White Button Mushrooms, sliced
- 1 Clove Garlic, chopped
- 1 c . Crumbled Goat Cheese
- Kosher Salt, to taste
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste
- Garlic Powder, to taste
- 1/2 c . White Wine
- 1/2 c . Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
- Kitchen String
Add the spinach, mushrooms and garlic to a food processor and pulse until it forms a paste. Remove and add to a bowl and gently fold in the goat cheese.
Trim any excess fat from your roast then "roll cut" your pork loin so that it lays flat. Using a meat tenderizer, gently pound the meat to ensure even thickness.
Next, evenly spread the mixture over your meat. Roll up the pork loin, tie with kitchen string and place in an oven safe baking dish. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder then add the wine and chicken broth to the bottom of the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 75-90 minutes (depending on the total weight) or until the proper internal temperature is reached (I prefer 165 degrees F) basting every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Remove the string and slice into 1" thick slices.