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Aug 30, 2006 12:14 PM

Pork Loin, already roasted, a bit too dry... leftover ideas?

It's all sliced and it was roasted last night with rosemary and garlic. I was too busy at the time, didn't baste it enough, and now it's a bit dry and tasteless. How can I rehydrate and turn it into something wonderful tonight?

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  1. You could make a tonato (sp?) sauce - though usually you are supposed to let the meat sit with the sauce on it for 24 hours. This is usually what I do with left over pork. Look for a recipe for Vitello Tonato - I use the one from Marcella Hazan.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      That's "tonnato". Slice the pork very thin, and put layers in a shallow dish with the sauce smeared between them. To make it even better, some sliced or chopped HB egg as garnish is very good, though I'm not sure what Marcella would say...

      1. re: Will Owen

        Surprise surprise, I actually had Tonnato sauce on hand and I liked it better with the pork than with veal, although Vitello Tonnato isn't my favorite dish. (A lot of people have trouble with the flavor combo.)

    2. Sandwiches, omelletes (frittatas), pasta salad, and a last minute addition to stir-fries immediately come to mind.

      1. Shred it and mix it with some good barbecue sauce. You can serve as is or make shredded pork sandwiches. Yum.

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        1. re: joluvscards

          This is gospel when it comes to leftover pork.

          You can stew it in a nice sauce and make some sammies.

        2. Cut into thin fingers and use in fried rice.
          Make a good gravy & sauce the hell out of those slices and serve over mashed potatoes or on french bread for pork debris poboys.
          Cut into chunks and use as the base for a shepherd's pie.
          Shred and toss with salsa for pork tacos.