Pork a L'Orange

Recipes of Pork

Ingredients for Pork a L'Orange

Ingredients for Serves 6.
  • 3 1/2 lbs. pork loin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 3 medium oranges
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons port wine
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation of Pork a L'Orange

1. Preheat the oven to 350°.

2. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Place on a rack over a roasting pan and cook for 1 1/2 hours.

3. Wash and dry the oranges. With a vegetable peeler remove the orange zest. Reserve the oranges. Cut the zest in strips and cook in water over low heat for 10 minutes. Drain the strips and dry on paper towel.

4. In a small saucepan cook vinegar and sugar, stirring until reduced to a caramel syrup. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of broth; stir to dissolve. Add the rest of the broth and cook over low heat for some minutes. Add the cornstarch stirring constantly. Finally add the orange strips. Cook a few minutes, check seasonings and reserve.

5. Remove the white pith of the orange and cut the fruit in slices, reserving the juice.

6. Once the pork is cooked, place in a serving platter. Discard excess fat of the roasting pan. Add 1/2 cup wine and reduce the liquid to 3 tablespoons. Add this with the liqueur to the reserved sauce. Serve warm with the sliced pork.

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