Thursday, April 26, 2012

Roast Pork with Roasted Potatoes

Today the little "Manager's Special" sign was still up on the pork sirloin claiming the sale price of $5.49/kg.  Each roast was priced at $12.79/kg so I picked a nice sized one with a price just under $10 and asked the meat counter Manager if he could price it at the sale price displayed on the shelf.  He retrieved the sale sign  as it was not supposed to be there but he repriced the roast for me and I only paid $4.36 for it. A deal always tastes better.

It was too late to brine the roast so I rubbed it with salt and pepper then painted it with a teaspoon of molasses. It wasn't as good as brined pork but it was very tasty. I tossed the potatoes and carrots in oil and seasoned them before putting the roast on a rack in the center and putting it all in the oven. The broccoli was microwaved, old habits die hard.  The condiment is homemade 'ketchup'. The roast was cooked in a 375ºF oven for about 1.5 hours using a meat thermometer.   I let the roast rest under aluminum foil for 15 minutes before cutting into it. If you cut into a roast too soon all the moisture escapes as steam making the meat cold and dry.

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