Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pesto and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin

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   Lindsay bought a huge pork loin and told me to cook it.  So I did.  This was a new creation and a keeper. Can you tell we love pesto?? We make it a lot. All three of our kids love it. Even our pickiest 4 year old. 

1/2 cup pesto
2 tblsp sun-dried tomatoes chopped
2 oz of goat cheese
1 pork loin
salt and pepper

 Take the pork loin and cut it down the middle until the blade is halfway into the meat.  Open the pork, and cut a "Y" cut.  Basically you do that by cutting a small cut at an angel toward the outside of the meat.  You then do it the other way essentially making a "y" shape cut in the loin. Stuff in the middle the pesto, tomatoes and goat cheese.  Close it up and tie with kitchen string.  If you don't have string you can use toothpicks, just seal it so the cheese doesn't all run out. Season the outside on all sides with salt and pepper.  Put into a 500 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Reduce the heat to 300 degrees and let cook for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and let stand for 10 more minutes.  Slice into 1 inch slices and enjoy.  It seems hard, it's actually simple, and its delicious.