Roast Pork Loin with Apricot Sauce

It’s been sub-zero around here, so you can’t believe how happy I was to crawl home after a long commute and find that my dear wife had this waiting for me.

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Marinade

1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup soy sauce or Bragg’s Aminos
4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 boneless pork loin roast, about 4 1/2 pounds

Sauce

6 ounces apricot preserves
2 tablespoons sweet vermouth or chicken stock
1 tablespoon soy sauce or Bragg’s Aminos

Put the salt and garlic in a food processor and pulse until the garlic is minced. Add the broth, soy sauce, mustard, thyme, orange zest, rosemary, and ginger and give them a whirl until they are well-combined.

Put the roast in a Ziploc bag and coat with the marinade. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, overnight is best. Remove pork roast and discard marinade.

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Put the pork roast on rack in roasting pan fat side up. Roast at 350°F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until meat thermometer reaches 150°F. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes.

While roast is resting, combine apricot preserves, vermouth, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until thoroughly heated. Serve with sliced roast pork loin.

3 thoughts on “Roast Pork Loin with Apricot Sauce”

  1. HOLY CRAP!!!!!! (pardon my french)

    I don’t know WHAT you bought your wife for Christmas but I suspect she found it already and loves it, if she made you this!!!!!

    I will definitely be making this very so. Right after I google Braggs Aminos.

    1. I don’t know what I did to deserve it, but yeah, I was pretty impressed too.

      Bragg’s is a soy sauce/Worcestershire sauce substitute that’s gluten-free. It’s made by the same folks who made the unfiltered apple cider vinegar that I use a lot.

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