Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Roast Corn Meal Crusted Pork Loin with Sweet Corn BBQ Sauce

Cookbook Recipe #40

I have been trying to pick up cookbooks when I am in a different state or region. I like seeing all the differences from state to state in food. I picked up this cookbook on a trip to Hawaii with my family. It was the first cookbook I picked up on a trip. I have since picked up others and I really enjoy going through them. From this book I choose this pork recipe because well I am a huge fan of anything to do with corn. I thought cornmeal crusted pork sounded really good and with sweet corn bbq sauce....doubly good! I prefer pork and chicken with some type of sauce or marinade. And as I have said previously pork loin is not my favorite cut of pork. I thought with this sauce though, I would really like it. And I did, this is one of my favorite pork recipes that I have made. I really liked the sauce a lot. The original recipe called to puree the sauce, but I liked the idea of having actual pieces of corn in the sauce. I think I may even try making this but with chicken next time.

Roast Corn Meal Crusted Pork Loin with Sweet Corn BBQ Sauce
Adapted from the Ohana Style Cookbook

 1 Pork Loin
2 cups cornmeal
Olive oil

BBQ Sauce:

1 teaspoon  minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups beef stock
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 cup corn

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

On a small cookie sheet lined with foil mix corn, olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast about 10 minutes. Set aside.

Decrease temperature of oven to 350 degrees.

Salt and pepper the pork loin and roll in cornmeal.

Heat a medium skillet with olive oil over medium high heat. Sear pork loin on all sides. 2-3 minutes per side.

Roast pork loin for about 40 minutes.

In a medium saucepan combine all BBQsauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.

Serve on pork.

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  1. The hubby would love this! I'd have to make it with chicken, but the substitution looks like it would be an easy one.

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