Pork Loin with Spicy Rosemary Apple & Teriyaki Glaze

IMG_3305Once Fall arrives and the weather changes I go into a little bit of a comfort food mode. I start cooking all kinds of roasted meats and veggies. Pot roast is one my faves. The only thing that sucks is that it takes FOREVER for it to cook. What’s a girl to do when she needs hearty fall meal?

Make a pork loin, duh! I really think that pork loin is a very undervalued meal. Truth be told I like pork loin a little better than a traditional pot roast.

When I was putting this recipe together I kept thinking… what can I do differently? I wanted to make my taste buds go all old school Missy Elliot and loose control! Sometimes, I wander through the grocery store for inspiration. With Missy Elliot jamming in my Apple earbuds I found my way into the Asian food section.

Quicker than a 1 Minute Man (Thank’s Missy) my brain spit out an idea that I could not refuse – Pork Loin with Spicy Rosemary Apple & Teriyaki Glaze. YAAAAS!

Strange and yet it just seemed to work on so many levels. I scooped up the ingredients and headed back to by laboratory and by laboratory I mean kitchen. I have to admit that a little bit of magic happened once I got home. The recipe is the bomb.com.

I have to give credit when credit is due – this recipe was inspired by the musical talents of Missy Elliot. This is for my people.. my party people… Or for anyone who is hungry. It’s for you too.



Pork Loin with Spicy Rosemary Apple & Teriyaki Glaze

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Serves: 6 people

  • 2.5 lb Pork Loin
  • 6 Springs Rosemary
  • 1 tbs Salt
  • Pepper
  • ½ cup Teriyaki Sauce
  • 2 tbs Applesauce
  • Cayenne Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 can or bottle of hard apple cider
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the hard cider into the roasting pan and add ¼ cup of teriyaki sauce - thoroughly mix together. Put the roasting insert into the pan.
  3. Make the rub - Remove rosemary leaves from the stem and roughly chop - add ½ to a small bowl. Add 1tsp of salt, cayenne pepper (to taste - I used a ½ tsp), a couple grinds of black pepper, 1 tsp of garlic and 1 tsp of olive oil to the same bowl and mix together.
  4. Rinse your pork loin and blot with a towel. Put into roasting pan - rub the entire pork loin with the spicy rosemary rub.
  5. In the same bowl you made the rub add ¼ cup of teriyaki sauce, 2tbs of apple sauce and the rest of the rosemary - thoroughly mix. Use a basting brush to paint on the delicious apple teriyaki glaze. If you are feeling daring, sprinkle a little more cayenne pepper into the teriyaki glaze.
  6. Cook in oven for about an hour. Remove once it reaches 140 degrees. If you don't have a meat thermometer - get one. (or cook a little extra to make sure it reaches a safe temp to eat)
  7. Remove and let it rest for 10 minutes. Yes - 4 realz. Let it rest.
  8. Slice into 1.5" thick pieces and put into a serving dish - baste with the juices from the baking pan.
  9. Pour the juices from the pork loin into a gravy dish. This is super delish dipping sauce.


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