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Herbed Pork Loin with Parmesan Cheese Cream Sauce and Brussels Sprouts

  • Prep
    20 min
  • Total
    1 h 50 min
  • 6

Herbed Pork Loin with Parmesan Cheese Cream Sauce and Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

For the pork loin
  • 1 6-bone pork loin (about 1.5 kg (3.5 lbs)), bones well cleaned
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) fresh thyme, minced, or 5 mL (1 tsp) dried thyme
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) fresh oregano, minced, or 5 mL (1 tsp) dried oregano
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) fresh sage, minced, or 5 mL (1 tsp) dried sage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) sea salt
  • Black pepper


For the roasted Brussels sprouts
  • 1 L (4 cups) Brussels sprouts
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) garlic scapes, minced, or 5 mL (1 tsp) garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper


For the Parmesan cheese cream sauce
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) butter, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 250 mL (1 cup) Baxter 18% cream
  • 125 mL (½ cup) dry white wine
  • 125 mL (½ cup) Saputo grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Directions

For the pork loin
  1. Place a rack in the oven’s middle position. Preheat the oven to 200oC (400oF). Oil the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the pork loin in the center of the pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, thyme, oregano, sage, garlic, and sea salt. Season with black pepper. Using the hands, press the herb mixture onto the surface of the pork loin (do not cover both ends of the loin). Cook in the oven for about 1 hour 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 57oC (135oF) (start testing the meat after an hour of cooking time). Take the pork loin out of the oven and cover with aluminum paper. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

For the roasted Brussels sprouts
  1. Halve the Brussels sprouts lengthwise. In a large skillet set over medium heat, heat the olive oil, then add the garlic scapes. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the Brussels sprouts, face down, without overlapping them (cook the Brussels sprouts in two batches if the skillet isn’t large enough). Cook for 5 minutes without stirring. Sauté, then season with salt and pepper. Place the skillet in a 200oC (400oF) oven (combine all the sprouts if you sautéed them in two batches) and cook for 15 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts are just tender.

For the Parmesan cheese cream sauce
  1. Melt 15 mL (1 tbsp) of the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the cream and white wine and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens a bit, about 5 minutes. Add the Parmesan cheese and the remaining butter and whisk until both ingredients are fully incorporated and the sauce is smooth. Season to taste and keep the sauce warm until service.

To serve

Cut the pork loin along the bones to create six servings. Place each serving on a warm plate, and serve with the roasted Brussels sprouts and Parmesan cheese cream sauce.

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