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Aug 6, 2006 09:21 PM

3 lb porkroast lean,, any suggestions on how to cook

sorry the only name on the package is pork roast, I dont know the cut. Purchased in portugese meat shop.

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  1. The only way to describe it would be lean and round in shape.

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    1. re: mrniceguy911

      My favorite pork roast was coated with mojo - a Cuban mix of minced: green chili peps, garlic, onion, grated orange zest, chopped green olives, oregano and oil. It was baked at a medium high temp - I'm guessing 375 and it was wonderfully flavorful. If you've got a pork loin and not a shoulder or butt - a larding needle to insert lard and this mixture right into the meat would prevent it from getting too dry - which is the typical problemo with pork loin. I'd like to have it served with warm flour tortillas.

    2. Brine it if it is lean.

      1. MRN, Brown it well in a cast iron skillet with smoking hot oil (remember, brown, not grey). Then place the roast in a dutch oven with onions, chicken stock and garlic. Cover and bake at 250 degrees for 5-6 hours. Remove roast, strain the stock and return the strained sauce to the dutch oven. Reduce to 1-cup. Return roast to pan, reheat and then carve and serve with the sauce. Any pork roast cooked this way is heaven.

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        1. re: Leper

          How much chicken stock should I use ? Thankyou for your reply sounds good ! Garlic, how many cloves?

        2. Enough stock to cover the roast 1/3 of its height or 2", which ever is lower. I turn the roast when I think it is "half way"

          Garlic: 1/2 to X cloves per serving depending on size of clove and "love" of garlic. Try 3 cloves, adjust to taste in the future.

          1. Years ago when my oven conked out and the repair guy took forever to get the part, I resorted to my crock pot. I found a recipe for pork roast that stays moist. Dust it with flour. Brown at medium heat, preferably all sides but definitely the cut ends to seal the juice in. Place in a crock pot on low for 5-6 hours. Don't add water. Plenty of juices will escape if you want to make some gravy. I only cook lean pork now. It's allowed on a low-fat diet. BTW our favorite side with pork roast is freshly made applesauce without added sugar.