Spiced Pork Loin

Staff Writer
Spiced Pork Loin
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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
367
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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
13%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
147mg
49%
Protein
47g
94%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin B12
1µg
20%
Vitamin B6
2mg
88%
Vitamin C
0.3mg
0.5%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
45mg
4%
Fiber
0.8g
3.2%
Folate (food)
0.6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
0.6µg
0.1%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
73mg
18%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
75%
Phosphorus
564mg
81%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
977mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
45.6%
Sodium
1269mg
53%
Sugars, added
19g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
4mg
29%

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