9Ingredients
630Calories
85Minutes

Christmas is a best time to try this juicy tenderized pork, stuffed with a savory, nutty filling. Take the time to allow your meat to rest before slicing and serving it to maximize flavor and prevent the juices from spilling out. It’s full-bodied flavors and rustic presentation will take dinner elegance to a whole new level. Pair this dish with a glass of a deep red wine, set alongside lightly roasted vegetables and wow your guests. Best of all this stuffed pork won’t take all day to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 2 kilograms pork loin
  • rosemary leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • salt
  • 2 onions
  • olive oil
  • 100 grams pine nuts
  • sage
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use a knife to make 1 centimeter cuts every 1 centimeter in the pork rind.
  3. Crush the rosemary and fennel seeds with a tablespoon of salt.
  4. Rub this powder into the rind, and in the cuts.
  5. Fry the chopped onions in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over low heat, add the pine nuts, and sage. Then, add balsamic vinegar, salt ,and pepper.
  6. Use a small knife to remove pork rind, to create a space where to put the onion, pine nut, and sage stuffing.
  7. Close the pork rind slightly, and tie it up.
  8. Bake for about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  9. The meat is very tender and fragrant, it's lovely hot, but is also delicious cold the next day, and is perfect for a cold buffet as a substitute for the traditional cold pork roast.
  10. Use an electric knife to get thinner slices.
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NutritionView more

630Calories
Sodium10%DV230mg
Fat68%DV44g
Protein104%DV53g
Carbs3%DV8g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories630Calories from Fat400
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat44g68%
Saturated Fat11g55%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol160mg53%
Sodium230mg10%
Potassium1080mg31%
Protein53g104%
Calories from Fat400
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate8g3%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars3g6%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Hanna F. 7 Jul 2015
I have never been a fan of pine nuts, but I really like the flavor it gives the pork loin. Actually, the flavors were exceptional. You have to try this recipe.