Brined Pork Roast with Port Wine Sauce

For extra-special occasions, I enhance my basic Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin (recipe at right) by first brining the roast, which results in extremely tender meat. Then I top slices with a robust wine...

Directions In a Dutch oven, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Remove from the heat; cool brine to room temperature. Place...


Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 3 fresh sage sprigs
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • PORK:
  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons each minced fresh marjoram, rosemary, sage and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups port wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water

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