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    Garlic Crusted Pork Loin With Grand Marnier Roasted Sweet Potato

    Garlic Crusted Pork Loin With Grand Marnier Roasted Sweet Potato. Photo by Chef*Lee

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs

    Chef*Lee's Note:

    One of my favorite ingredients to cook with is Grand Marnier, I think it has the best flavor for so many things! I roasted this pork loin with garlic on a bed of sweet potatoes in place of a rack. If you use a "traveling" roast pan, this doesn't even create too many dishes!!! I hope you enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8-10

    Yield:

    pork loin

    Units: US | Metric

    FOR THE PORK RUB

    FOR THE SWEET POTATO SAUCE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Let the pork stand out while you chop the sweet potatoes to prepare for cooking. Place the cubed sweet potatoes covering the bottom of a roasting pan to create a rack/bed for the pork loin to sit on.
    3. 3
      Using a sharp knife, score the fat that covers the top of the pork into square shapes. Place the pork, fat side up, on top of the sweet potatoes.
    4. 4
      In a glass bowl; mash the chopped garlic with a fork then add the 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and 2 tsp olive oil. Continue mashing into a sort of paste. Stir well to combine and then rub the garlic mixture into the fat on the pork and get into the scores real well.
    5. 5
      In another bowl; mix the honey with the orange zest and juice, Grand Marnier, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and 2 TBSP olive oil.
    6. 6
      Stir until all is dissolved then pour all around the pork over the sweet potatoes.
    7. 7
      Slice the other orange and place slices all around the pork on the sweet potatoes.
    8. 8
      Place in the oven, uncovered, and roast for 1 1/2 hours.
    9. 9
      Turn the pan and stir the sweet potatoes a little bit about midway thru cooking.
    10. 10
      Roast until the internal temperature reaches 150-155 degrees F when a meat thermometer is inserted. (Never cut meat to check doneness because it dries it out--get a meat thermometer they are worth it!).
    11. 11
      Cover the meat with foil and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before cutting to serve. (Meat that is sliced immediately dries out, you want the juices to redistribute. Also, the meat's temperature will rise at least 5 more degrees while resting and then it will be a perfect 160 degrees F!).
    12. 12
      Serve on a platter surrounded by the sweet potatoes and orange slices!

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    Nutritional Facts for Garlic Crusted Pork Loin With Grand Marnier Roasted Sweet Potato

    Serving Size: 1 (210 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 431.5
     
    Calories from Fat 220
    51%
    Total Fat 24.4 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 85.0 mg
    28%
    Sodium 286.3 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 22.0 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 7.9 g
    31%
    Protein 29.8 g
    59%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Grand Marnier

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