Tuesday, December 27, 2011


If you are looking for a New Year's pork recipe
this one is easy and tastes good.
I'm not sure of it's origins.
I'm a big fan of Southern Living Magazine and am thinking it's theirs.

Pan Roasted Pork Loin with Leeks

4 large leeks  ( 2 1/2 lbs )
1/2 Cup water
1 Tbsp butter   ( I used more! a big hunk of butter)
2 lb boneless pork loin
1/2 Cup white wine  ( May have used a tad bit more wine)

Cut the leeks into one inch pieces then slice down the middle. Use white part only.
Then soak in cold water. Swish around to loosen gritty dirt.
Drain leeks and add to a large pot with a lid.

Put leeks, water, butter, salt and pepper in the pot.
Cook until leeks wilt.
After they wilt remove leeks from pan.

Add a large hunk of butter to the pan and brown loin on all side.

Once the loin is browned add wine and leeks.
Place a lid on the pan and cook on stove top for two hours.
The stove burner should be set on low.

Once the meat is tender take it out of the pan.
Turn the heat up and cook the liquid down to make a sauce.

I let my meat rest for ten minutes then sliced it
and poured the sauce on top.

I served roasted fingerling potatoes with the pork.
It was an easy meal to pack up and take to my in-laws.
I also added a bag of frozen veggies to the meal, they travel well too!


  1. A perfect dish for today, now that it's snowing. I love the sound of the sauce -- leeks and wine: perfect.

    Colette xoxo

  2. Oh yum, yes Southern Living has some great recipes. xox Corrine