Spiced Pork Loin

Spiced Pork Loin
Staff Writer
Astra

This loin of pork gets two doses of flavor — the first during the overnight brine, and the second the rub it’s seared and roasted in. Only a few simple steps result in an incredibly delicious and flavorful pork loin that’s great for large crowds and will easily become the star of your holiday meal.

8
Servings
508
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 Cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Cup salt
  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 Teaspoons cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 5 pieces star anise
  • 2 Teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns
  • 3 pieces green cardamom
  • 1 bag green tea

Directions

Blend the all of the spices in a coffee grinder.

Combine ½ cup of spice mix with the apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, and water, and bring to a boil. Pour the liquid over the ice and when cool, add to the pork.  Brine overnight. Remove the pork from the brine and dry on paper towels. Lightly sprinkle spice mix on the pork. Sear the pork in a large skillet over high heat and finish in the oven at 400 degrees until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees. Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
202mg
67%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
44g
96%
Vitamin A, RAE
70µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
90mg
9%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
159mg
23%
Selenium, Se
61µg
100%
Sodium, Na
2433mg
100%
Water
213g
8%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.