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Aug 3, 2008 07:14 PM

how to cook a pork loin without turning on the oven?


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  1. Boneless or bone in?

    Crockpot has worked great for me with a pork shoulder. Use a great rub, no liquid, finish on the grill.

    1. Do you have a Dutch Oven - that is a fairly heavy pan with a good lid that would take the whole thing?

      An Italian style loin braised in milk comes to mind. Braising can be done in a low oven, but with the right pan does just as well stove top.

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        1. re: paulj

          Living in an apt in Brooklyn the grill is, sadly, not an option. And the loin is bone less. I like this idea of the loin braised in milk. How would you do it?

          1. re: paulj

            I found this recipe, looks good to me!

            * 2 Tblsp butter
            * 2 lb pork loin roast
            * Salt and ground pepper to taste
            * 2 1/2 cup whole milk
            * 5 cloves garlic, whole
            * 3 Tbsp water

            In a large pan (large enough to accomodate your pork loin with room for milk and circulation), melt your butter over medium high heat.

            While the butter is melting, sprinkle your pork loin liberally with salt and pepper. Place the loin in the pan and allow to sear brown on all sides.

            Immediately lower the heat to low and pour in the milk and add the garlic cloves. Cover, leaving the lid slightly off. Cook for 2 hours.

            When done, the meat should be tender, and there should be collections of milk clumps surrounding the pork loin. Remove the loin and allow to set for 10 minutes.

            Meanwhile, remove the fat from the top of the milk. Add the water and place over medium heat. Whisk well until water evaporates.

            Slice the pork and top with the sauce.

          2. I wouldn't cook a pork loin in a crockpot. It works great for shoulder cuts, but the loin is tender enough not to need the low heat. You could braise it in a dutch oven. You could also easily grill a pork loin.

            1. is firing up the grill an option? (don't know if you have one)

              a favorite jerk pork loin recipe is in one of my posts on this thread:
              if you don't like jerk flavor you can marinate it any style & cook it right up w/o heating up the kitchen.

              1. I've cooked several small boneless loin roasts in a 1 1/2 qt. oval covered pot I have - I season and brown it well first, then cook a thinly-sliced small onion in Butter-Like Substance in the pot until it's quite soft. Then I put in the roast, turn it over and over a few times, put on the lid and cook on low heat for about 45 minutes, or to an internal temperature of about 150ยบ. I suppose you could do much the same to a larger roast in a larger pot, but I've never tried it.