Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pork Loin Cooked In Milk


This is a wonderful recipe I first saw in Italian Grandmother's Cookbook many years' back but somehow i have never tried making it until now. I have altered the recipe a little and added potatoes to the wonderful sauce to make it a more substantial meal. The apple slaw is an afterthought but I think it works rather well here. If you are a non pork eater, a whole chicken works just as well with the recipe. It is worth the effort of brining the pork overnight for a even more succulent meat and only full cream milk should be used here in order to get the creamy sauce with tasty curds in it.
P.S a fennel slaw is great with this when it is in season.

serves 4 
you'll need
1kg of pork loin, brined overnight
rind of one lemon, cut into pieces
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
enough full cream milk to cover the pork
salt and pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
a handful of sage
6 potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced

To brine the pork
submerge pork in 1 part salt 15 part water brine over night

Cut little slits 2 cm apart and stuff in a piece of lemon rind with a sliver of garlic

Tie the pork loin with kitchen twine to maintain it's shape during the cooking process

Brown the tied loin evenly with a little olive oil and butter

Cover the pork with milk, add in the aromatics and seasonings and bring it to a boil. Turn it down to a low simmer and cook with the lid on for 15 minutes. Add potatoes and continue to simmer for a further 25 minutes

Remove the pork, continue to cook the potatoes til tender while the pork is resting. Check for seasonings.

Slice the pork and serve it with the potatoes and apple slaw and a ladle of the beautiful sauce.

40 comments:

  1. Yum..you take pork to a whole new level!Ill give this one a try this weekend!

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  2. Lovely dish! I must give it a try, love the added potatoes!

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  3. I've done the chicken version before, it is absolutely delicious! I think adding the potatoes is such a wonderful touch. Must try pork version soon.

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  4. My grandma used to make this, I love the curd! Yummy!
    You done a very good job here!

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  5. figtree ,
    Oh thank you just a recipe I read in a cook book years ago, it is very tasty! Please do and let me know what you think!

    Maya,
    Thank you! Not bad for an afterthought!

    Mike,
    Thank you! Please do! The potatoes are really tasty cook in the sauce.

    fitzboy,
    So you know this recipe! Thats great! I like the potatoes!

    Tania,
    Oh! I bet it must be very tasty!
    Thank you!

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  6. looks very tasty, I wonder if I find someone who don't like it!!!!

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  7. Wow, cooked in milk! That's a very sophisticated way of cooking! Am gonna love it!

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  8. That looks really delicious! I am trying to imagine the taste of the sauce with the curd. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Pork in milk is new to me..Simply superb

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  10. Pork stewed with milk is completely new to me, but it looks just intriguing.

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  11. U are such a good cook...the slaw looks so good too!

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  12. cela me semble délicieux bravo
    bonne journée

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  13. What a wonderful recipe! The apple slaw is a great addtion! I would love some right now!!!

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  14. delectable dish....absolutely new to me...

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  15. Wow, that is amazing how you cooked the pork! I've never really tried anything fancy like this but am sure gonna try one of these days!

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  16. I cooked the pork in this way once or two but ther is a long time
    I note your recipe, your photos are so brilliant and tasty that I want to run in the kitchen to prepare them
    The Chapot are going to eat pork this week !

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  17. This looks interesting. Sounds delicious!

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  18. cooked in milk? never heard that before but looks really good though!

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  19. This looks fabulous! I've never thought to use milk! Thanks for sharing this :D

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  20. This looks WONDERFUL!! Pork loin is one of my favorite meals. I need to try this!

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  21. New to me!!Looks so inviting!! Simply Delectable.:)

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  22. What an amazing meal. It looks fantastic!

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  23. This looks fantastic! And applesaw- perfect for summer. I'll try this one out. Thanks

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  24. Matteo,
    Thank you! Perhaps people that dislike milk :)

    Kenny,
    It is supposed to be a peasant dish but I think you'll like it!

    Michele,
    Thanks! The cure is the best!.

    Sarah,
    My first time eating this too and it was superb!

    Angie,
    Thank you, must give it a try!

    Zurin,
    Oh thank you!

    Aux délices des gourmets,
    merci beaucoup! :)

    Lyndsey,
    Thank you! Yeah I thought it might need something tart and refreshing for the dish :)

    Gulmohar,
    Thanks! It was new to me too, so must give it a try!

    Sook,
    It is far from fancy haha! You just put everything in the pot and wait :)

    chapot,
    Oh that is wonderful! So you know how tasty this is :)
    Thank you!

    Anncoo,
    THank you and please try!

    Ann,
    It is quite common in certain part of Italy I think :)

    Diana,
    You are welcome :)

    Michael,
    Thank you, good to know another pork eater!

    kothiyavunu ,
    It is very tasty, try it sometime!

    Donna,
    Thank you very much!

    Adrian,
    Thanks! Do let me know how it turns out!

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  25. Harriet from CarltonJanuary 13, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    I love the sound of this dish! Must try!

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  26. Wow I am loving this already, thanks for the recipe!

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  27. Oh I think brining is the way to go, this looks like a very simple too dish too.
    I'm going to try impress my husband with this soon!

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  28. I brined my turkey ever year but have never thought of doing the same to pork :)
    Love the idea of potatoes soaking in that delicious sauce!

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  29. I'm now officially a follower, sorry it taken a while to work it out how lol.
    I love the idea of meat cooked in milk, sounds very tasty!

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  30. Harriet,
    You must and let me know!

    CW,
    You are welcome! Please do!

    rosa,
    Yeah you can brine most meat :)
    Good luck!

    Yasmin,
    Yeah the pork turned out really succulent,
    That's the best part!

    KL girl in MELB,
    Thank you! :) What took you so long lol!
    Please try!

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  31. 牛奶燜豬肉,很有趣呀!
    一定會試!

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  32. Found your blog when I was goggling for Thai crispy pork! and what a gold mine this is :)
    I had this dish a long time ago and now I know how to do it!
    p.s The crispy pork turned out great! Thank you!

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  33. Wow ! I've never tried cooking pork loin this way... this is very interesting and certainly looks delicious.

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  34. That looks very delicious. Love all the ingredients added. We've just had prok steak yesterday with creamy mustard sauce.

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  35. This looks easy and very delicious! My boys will love this, well done!

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  36. Cumi & Ciki,
    It is actually a lot lighter than it looks :)

    大肥,
    謝謝!一定要試啊!!!

    Tricia F ,
    I'm glad you found my blog and tried the crispy pork! :)
    Please try this sometime too!

    Pearlyn,
    Thank you! It is very delicious indeed! :)

    Mary,
    Thanks! Your dinner sounds good too!

    love to eat,
    Yes they will I think, just add more potatoes in it :)

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  37. Very interesting recipe! I have to try this.

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  38. pigpigscorner ,
    Please do! I think it is perfect with the cold weather you are having at the moment!

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