Thursday, February 23, 2012

Roast Pork Sirloin

Roast Pork Sirloin
Prepared February 22, 2012. A local market offered this cut at a very good price, and so Laura and DrDaddy developed this cooking method.
1 2-1/2 to 3 lb boneless pork sirloin roast (in a net bag)

1 qt cold water
1/4 c kosher salt
1/4 c brown sugar
10 peppercorns
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, crushed
2 bay leaves
3/4 t granulated garlic, divided
3 t fresh or dry thyme, divided

2 t chili powder
vegetable oil
In a large bowl dissolve the sugar and salt in the water. Stir in the seasonings, using 2 t of thyme and 1/2 t garlic. Rinse the roast, and place it in the brine. Refrigerate 3 hours, turning occasionally. Remove, discard marinade, drain roast, and dry it well with paper towels. Coat all sides with oil, and sprinkle on 1 t of thyme, 1/4 t of garlic, and the chili powder. Rub it all over the roast. Place in a V-rack in a shallow, dark roasting pan. Roast at 325 degrees F (163 C) uncovered for about 80 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Remove from oven, tent with aluminum foil, let it rest 15 minutes. Cut away the net bag, and slice thinly across the grain. Leftovers make excellent sandwiches.