Make It Tonight: Pork Loin Centre Cut Roast

Feb 24, 2020

Roasts at this time of year are the perfect dinner option. The smell of roasting meat wafting through the house after a long day is just the thing to whet appetites, and the extra warmth from the oven makes things feel cozy when it’s cold outside.

This week we’re crafting options for a pork loin centre cut roast.

Pork loin roast, also known simply as pork loin, is a relatively large cut of pork (between two and four pounds) that is tender and mild-tasting, and relatively easy to cook. It comes from the full pork loin, which is from a muscle on the back of the pig – from the shoulder to the leg.

The pork loin is usually referred to as a roast because its size and shape make it easy to prepare for roasting. There are some variations of pork loin roast cuts, including centre-cut pork loin roast, which doesn’t contain bones, centre-cut pork roast, or centre cut rib roast (a cut with bone).

People often ask about the difference between pork loin and pork tenderloin. First, pork loin and pork tenderloin come from different parts of the animal. Pork tenderloin comes from a boneless part of the animal; a muscle that runs along the mid-spine above the belly and ribs. Pork loin comes from the back of the animal and can be found bone-in or boneless. Additionally, pork loin is much larger than pork tenderloin. Pork loin is a long, round cut, and it can be sliced like a steak. While they are both tender cuts, tenderloin comes from a muscle that the pig doesn’t directly use for walking, so most agree it is more tender than the loin.

Our versatile pork loin centre cut roast can be used to make a family meal, to create a fast supper solution, or as the basis for a big feast. Try one of our tasty recipe options this week using fresh in-store cut pork loin centre cut roast, like our Kimchi Soup with Pork, Pork Loin Parmesan, or our Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic Crushed Little Potatoes.

Kimchi Soup with Pork

Wk9 Kimchi Soup blogIngredients:

¼ Ib pork, cut into strips
1 tbsp mirin
2 tsp oil
¾ cup kimchi
¼ cup white onion, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
½ pkg (225g) medium firm tofu, 1” cubed
3 cups water or chicken broth
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper
Jasmine rice to serve with

Directions:

Put on a pot of Jasmine Rice as per package instructions.

Toss pork strips with mirin, salt and pepper.

In a medium sized pot heat oil until hot. Add the pork and sear quickly.

Now add the onions and cook for about 30 seconds.

Add kimchi, green onions, tofu and water or broth.

Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.

Finish with remaining ingredients and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with rice on the side.

Three Make It Tonight recipes for In-store cut Porkloin Centre Cut Roast

Fast MIT

Kimchi Soup with Pork

Fancy MIT

Pork Loin Parmesan

Family MIT

Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic Crushed Little Potatoes

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