Cooking for Salice

 

The wine of the day is 2007 Francis Blanchet Pouilly-Fumé Cuvée Salice. I tried it last week at a family dinner and to say that I was impressed would be an understatement.  I literally fell in love with it. Although, I have a feeling that it’s more suitable for taking with lunch but I wouldn’t mind having it with dinner too.

In order to get the most of this drink, it is necessary to take it with the right food and that would be roasted pork loin.  Trust me; I tried it just a few days back. I was at home with no plans for that night so I came up with an idea to treat myself to a very special dinner and that’s exactly what I did.

The sweet and mineral taste of this wonder drink together with the juicy flavor of the roasted pork loin would make you want to moan in delight. They suit too well together that the taste is heavenly.

Ingredients:

  • Garlic (Ground): 3 Cloves
  • Roasted Pork Loin (Boneless): 2 Pounds
  • Dried Rosemary: 1 Tablespoon
  • Olive Oil: ¼ Cup
  • White Wine: ½ Cup
  • Salt: According to taste.
  • Pepper: According to taste.

Process:

Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C before getting started with the pork.

Take the garlic, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper and crush them all till a paste is formed. Now, take a sharp knife and make piercings in the meet with its tip. That being done take some of the garlic and rosemary paste in the palm of your hand and press it into the piercings of the meat. Now, gently rub the remaining garlic paste and olive oil onto the surface of the meat.

Place it in a pan containing white wine and put it in the oven, keep turning the pork loin in the pan and bashing it with the liquid in the pan. Heat it till its center is no longer pink or heat it for an hour just to make sure.

After that, insert an instant-read thermometer into the center to check the temperature which should be about 145°F or 63°C. Take the roast out of the oven and place it on a platter.  Now, heat the white wine in the pan and stir it so that the brown bits of food settle at the bottom. Pour it over the roasted pork loin and enjoy the juicy flavor of the roasted pork loin.

The oven I used for roasting pork loin is an LG LRE3083SW range I bought from an online store. My experience with this range was beyond amazing. The touch pads for setting temperature made it really easy to do so. This oven comes with several other features that make you adore it beyond limits. The touchpad menu makes it easy to use and the heating efficiency is just awesome. It heats up faster than other ranges. And the steam clean helps in the cleaning issue. I used it for roasting the pork loin and it took less time than I expected.