I love parmesan.
I love honey.
They were NOT two flavors that immediately came to mind when thinking about a coating for a pork loin roast.
However, after I thought about it, the combination of the nutty cheese and the earthy honey is quintessentially Mediterranean. It’s also not nearly as sweet as you might think. The honey caramelizes beautifully, and the spices lend a deep, savory flavor.
You can do this dish in a slow cooker, which is another one of my loves.
Pork loin roast is on sale this week at Brookshire’s, so try this for an easy weeknight meal.
Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
1 (3-4 lb) boneless pork loin roast
2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs dried basil
1 Tbs dried oregano
2 Tbs garlic, chopped
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp sugar, optional
Place roast in slow cooker.
In a bowl, combine cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, oregano, garlic, oil and salt.
Pour mixture over the top of roast.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until thermometer reads 160° F.
Remove meat and place on platter.
Strain juices in slow cooker and put into a small saucepan.
Mix cornstarch and chicken broth together.
Add into strained juices and stir over medium heat until thickened.
Add in a teaspoon of sugar if sauce needs to be a bit sweeter, optional.
Slice roast and serve with glaze.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 452, Calories from Fat: 109, Fat: 12 g, Trans Fat: 1 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 166 mg, Sodium: 712 mg, Potassium: 1011 mg, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Sugar: 20 g, Protein: 60 g.
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