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Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Yummmmm! My guests rave about this, I have made it twice now. The herbs that the roast lay on give such a great taste to the pork along with the mustard and the shallots. And the sauce is heavenly! I have used onions instead of the shallots with fine results. From Gourmet magazine.
- 4 lbs boneless pork loin roast, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 6 rosemary sprigs, divided
- 8 large fresh thyme sprigs, divided
- 8 sage sprigs, divided
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped shallot (4 to 5)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄3 cup dry vermouth
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 3⁄4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
- Pat pork dry and season with salt and pepper. Straddle a flameproof roasting pan over 2 burners, then heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Brown pork on all sides, then transfer to a large plate.
- Put a metal rack in pan and arrange half of herbs down middle of rack.
- Stir together shallots, garlic, mustard, and 1 tablespoon oil and smear over top and sides of roast, then put roast, fat side up, on top of herbs. Roast 1 hour.
- Toss remaining herbs with remaining teaspoon oil and arrange on top of roast.
- Continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer registers 140 to 145°F, 5 to 15 minutes more (temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees as it rests).
- Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest 15 to 25 minutes.
- Make sauce while pork rests:
- Remove rack from pan and discard herbs from rack.
- Straddle pan across 2 burners on medium heat.
- Add vermouth and mustard and deglaze by boiling, stirring and scraping up brown bits, until reduced by half.
- Add broth and simmer 3 minutes.
- Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2-cup measure. If you have more than 1 1/2 cups, boil to reduce; if less, add water.
- Melt butter in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking, until pale golden, about 3 minutes. Whisk in vermouth mixture and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
- Serve pork with sauce.