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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pork Loin Stuffed with Peppers, Apple, and Mozzarella

I had to make a quick lunch while I was getting ready for work.  It turned out pretty good but I wish I could have sat down and had a proper lunch rather than having to box it up for work.  Oh well, at least my son and a co-worker got to taste the final product.

Pork Loin Stuffed with Peppers, Apple, and Mozzarella

  • Pork Loin (I only made 1 since I was in a hurry)
  • Shallot
  • Red Pepper
  • Yellow Pepper
  • Green Apple (firm and crisp)
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • White Balsamic
  • Olive Oil ( I used an infused oil with Basil and green peppers)

  • Dice/mince the peppers, apple, garlic, thyme and shallots
  • Mix the diced items with 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 - 1/2 cup of white balsamic vinegar
  • Make a butterfly cut on the pork loin lengthwise, only leaving a tiny (1/8") of meat holding the two halves together
  • Pour the mixture onto the pork loin and let it marinate at least an hour
  • Take the meat and brown the outsides in a skillet that is oven safe with olive oil (Save this skillet with all the drippings)
  • Place two to three slices of mozzarella cheese inside the butterflied pork and two scoops of the marinade.
  • Tie the butterflied pork loin together so that the diced ingredients and cheese are bound between the two halves of the pork loin
  • Place the pork back into the skillet and place into the oven at 375 degrees F
  • Cook until done approximately 15 minutes
  • Remove fom the oven and let the meat rest
  • Remove the ties from the meat and plate

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful meal for lunch. Mine are far less grand. Yours sounds absolutely delicious. I'm a big fan of pork and always love to get tips and recipes that allow me to prepare it in different ways. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary