Pork Sirloin Tip Roast?
We bought this at Costco on a whim. I have no idea what it is or what to do with it. It's a small (~1.5lb) roast packaged in a vacuum seal bag.
How should I cook it? Can I slice it and make something like piccata? Or is it better as a whole roast?
I bought the same thing at Costco, because the $1.99 per pound price was to good to pass up. I have 5 people to cook for, one of which is a 12 yr old boy who eats constantly. I tried the following and everyone loved it.
Rinse and dry the roast. Pat with kosher salt, fresh ground pepper and lightly pat with a little flour. Heat some olive oil in a pan to high heat. Sear all around the roast, about 1-2 minutes per side, make sure you have a good vent, 'cause it can get a little smoky. Place roast in a crock pot, sprinkle with Lipton Onion Soup mix. Spoon a can of cranberrry sauce around the side. Mix in 2 tsp dijon mustard with a half a cup of liquid. I used some leftover unsalted beef broth, but you could probably use whatever you have, wine, chicken broth, water, just make sure it's not too salty, because there is a lot of salt in the soup mix. Turn crock pot on low and cook for 4-5 hours. I served with wild rice, green beans and rolls. It was a great meal and my picky eaters are saying it's a definte "do-over" Hope this helps. $1.99/lbs. is hard to pass up with a family to feed. Good luck.
I made something up myself.
I sliced the roast into 1/2 inch slices before cooking and pounded them evenly. Then, I sprinkled with s&p, dipped into flour, egg then panko. Pan fried and kept warm in oven. Made a sauce by dumping out oil that I fried the pork slices in, deglazing with 1/4 cup wine, reducing til almost gone, adding 1/3 cup orange juice, 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 2 tsp stone ground mustard. Simmered for about a minute, just to get everything together. Swirled in 1 Tbsp butter and served with pork slices.
Served with risotto milanese with peas and a huge handful of fresh chopped herbs.
Roasted and sliced is one and serve with sauce as suggeted or you can slice and make medallions and saute with mushrooms,onion and garlic, and then using white wine,dijon mustard and cream make a sauce. Serve with rice or pasta and steamed dill carrots.
1.5 would make a large enough dinner for 4-6 or left overs for you both again....