The aroma of freshly baked sweet potato almond flour bread wafts around while I write this blog. How will it turn out? What is the taste like? Is it a Yes or Fail?
Oh! Yes, Pork Roulade is the main dish here. A different take or version of baking pork loin/s with the same ingredients Pork Loin, Roasted as well as the inclusion of nuts and served with homemade applesauce.
Ingredients: serves 2-3 persons
600 gm (1 lb) pork loin
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup mint leaves
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper
olive oil to drizzle
- Remove the white membrane from the pork loin.
- Start slicing (right to left or left to right) from one end to the other without cutting off the strip as we want a long strip of meat! Thickness is about 5mm or 1/4″.
- When you get almost to the end of the first and subsequent cuts, slow down. Flip the opposite side of the meat onto the cutting board like an open book. Make a small slit if it doesn’t open up flat.
- Continue with the slicing and opening up until you reach the end of the line.
- Sprinkle some salt & pepper over the strip of meat.
- Mix the chopped up herbs, garlic & nuts in a small bowl. Layer it along the strip of meat.
- Start rolling up from one end of the meat to the other, like a sausage.
- To truss the meat so it doesn’t come apart during baking, use baker’s twine to tie the meat up.
- Drizzle some oil over the top of the roulade and bake in pre-heated oven of 200ºC (400ºF) for 25-30 minutes.
You can bake potatoes (Hasselback Potatoes) & carrots or other vegetables that don’t take too long to cook with the Pork Roulade.
Serve with homemade Apple sauce or store bought.