Chimichurri-Stuffed Pork Loin

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Makes:
4 servings
Yields:
4 to 6 servings plus leftover meat
Prep:
40 mins
Grill:
1 hr
Stand:
10 mins
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Chimichurri-Stuffed Pork Loin

Ingredients
1
cup loosely-packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
1
cup loosely-packed fresh cilantro leaves
3
tablespoons olive oil
3
large cloves garlic, minced
1
2 1/2 pound boneless pork loin roast
1
Grilled Sweet Corn (recipe below)
1
Grilled Pineapple (recipe below)

Directions

  1. Snip 2 tablespoons each of the parsley and cilantro. In small bowl combine snipped herbs with 1/2 teaspoon of the lime peel, 1 tablespoon of the oil and 1 clove of the garlic; set aside.
  2. Trim fat from meat. Butterfly pork loin, see below. Brush with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Spread remaining minced garlic on surface. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and remaining parsley, cilantro, and lime peel. Roll roast to original shape. Tie at 2-inch intervals with 100 percent cotton kitchen string. Spread snipped herb mixture over outside of roast. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  3. For charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above pan. Place roast on grill rack over pan. Cover and grill 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the roast registers 150 degrees F. Add more coals as needed to maintain medium heat above drip pan. For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.)
  4. Remove roast from grill. Cover with foil; let stand 10 minutes (After standing, meat should be 160 degrees F.) Remove string. Slice and serve with Grilled Sweet Corn and Grilled Pineapple. Makes 4 to 6 servings plus leftover meat

From the Test Kitchen

Butterfly a Pork Loin:

Place loin on cutting board with one end toward you. Using a long sharp knife, make a lengthwise cut starting 1 inch in from the right side of loin, Cut down to about 1 inch from the bottom of loin. Turn the knife and cut to your left, as if forming a right angle, stopping when you get to about 1 inch from the opposite side of the loin,. Open roast nearly flat.

Grilled Pineapple

Ingredients

4
slices pineapple

Directions

  1. Grill pineapple directly over coals, turning occasionally, during the last 5 to 10 minutes of grilling time.

Grilled Sweet Corn

Ingredients

4
husked ears of corn
2
tablespoons melted butter
 
salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Brush ears of corn with melted butter. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, directly over coals, during last 20 minutes of grilling time.

Nutrition Facts

(Chimichurri-Stuffed Pork Loin)
    Per serving:
  • 385 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 113 mg chol.,
  • 283 mg sodium,
  • 30 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 11 g sugar,
  • 35 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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