Summer Recipe: Strawberry Stuffed Pork Loin

Summer Recipe Strawberry Stuffed Pork Loin

Summer Recipe Strawberry Stuffed Pork Loin

I love making pork loin, and I am always looking for new recipes to make. Terra’s Kitchen has asked me to share this delicious recipe with you. Honestly I can’t wait to try it out. Do you like pork loin? What do you like to stuff it with? Let me know in the comments section below. Now for the recipe:

The contrast of ripe strawberries with savory grilled pork loin in this unique recipe proves that unlikely pairs really can make the best partners!

Strawberry Stuffed Pork Loin with Sweet Strawberry Mashed Potatoes

Recipe Credit: Terra’s Kitchen

Summer Recipe Strawberry Stuffed Pork Loin

(Strawberry and cheese stuffed pork tenderloin, sweet strawberry mashed potatoes)

Serves 4-6

What you need:

1 (2-pound) pork tenderloin

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 cups strawberries, stemmed and chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

1/2 cup pork or chicken stock

Sweet Strawberry Mashed Potatoes (recipe to follow)

What to do:

1) Preheat the oven to 400 ̊F.

2) Butterfly Tenderloin: To butterfly the tenderloin, use a sharp knife and make a lengthwise cut down the center of the tenderloin to within 1⁄2 inch of the bottom. Open the cut meat and lay it flat between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound the meat until it is an even thickness. Remove the top sheet of plastic wrap and lightly salt and pepper the exposed side of the tenderloin.

3) Mix Stuffing: In a small mixing bowl, stir together the strawberries, garlic, goat cheese, thyme, and pine nuts.

4) Stuff Tenderloin: Spread this mixture over the top of the tenderloin, leaving a clean 1-inch edge all around. Roll up the long side, removing the plastic wrap. Tie with butcher’s twine every 2 inches to secure. Lightly salt and pepper.

5) Roast Tenderloin: Put the tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan along with the stock. Roast for 12 to 18 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 155 ̊F. Remove from the roasting pan, cover loosely with foil, and let the tenderloin rest while preparing the mashed potatoes. Slice and serve alongside potatoes.

Sweet Strawberry Mashed Potatoes

Summer Recipe Strawberry Stuffed Pork Loin

(Strawberries, white chocolate, thyme and potato mash)

Serves 6

What you need:

3 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1 tablespoon chopped white chocolate

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup strawberries, stemmed and chopped

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

What to do:

1) Cook the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add the 1 teaspoon salt to the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.

2) Heat the Liquid: In a small saucepan, heat the cream and butter just until the butter has melted.

3) Mash Potatoes: Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the hot cream mixture and the white chocolate. Using a potato masher, mash the potato mixture to your desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the strawberries and thyme. Serve with sliced Strawberry Stuffed Pig.

3 Comments

  1. Susan Aguilar

    WOW! I am always buying pork loin and (yes, laugh if you must) have never stuffed it. My poor family just has to eat it as one big lump. I’m so thankful I came across this recipe and that you posted it. My head is now spinning with ideas! Thank you so much! 🙂

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  2. larescoe

    This is such an interesting sounding recipe! I have definitely never had strawberry with pork before! I can’t wait to try it though, it sounds perfect for Summer! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  3. Tamra Phelps

    I honestly never thought of combining pork and strawberries, but it is an intriguing combination. I’d definitely try it.

    Reply

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