Rotisserie Pork with Apples Simmered in Ginger Butter
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6-8
  • 3-4 lb bone-in pork tenderloin
  • 16 cloves garlic, reserve 4
  • 4 tbsp fennel seed
  • 4 tbsp corriander
  • 2 tbsp freeze dried coffee
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • kitchen twine
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tbsp evoo
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 small shallots
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ⅓ cup wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • pan drippings
  1. Preheat Rotisserie Grill to 350º. Take the rotisserie spear and skewer the meat straight through the center lengthwise.
  2. Cut fresh garlic into halves lengthwise. Make 15 very shallow cuts in the pork and insert garlic. You can also push some of the cloves down into the natural cavities of the meat. Salt and pepper, then secure the meat with 4 to 5 pieces of twine, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
  3. Make Rub: Combine fennel seed, coriander, coffee, garlic powder. Mix well. Massage the rub all over the outside of the pork loin. Reserve any extra seasoning rub that falls off meat.
  4. Attach rotisserie skewer inside barbecue grill. Place a rectangular pan under the meat to catch the drippings. Close the hood and let cook for 1½ to 2 hours, or until the meat is darkly seared and the temperature reaches 150º with a meat thermometer.
  5. While meat is cooking prepare ginger apples. In a heavy saucepan, heat butter on medium, add ginger and saute for 2 minutes. Add apples and stir in sugar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until soft. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  6. Remove meat from grill and let rest, covered with foil, while you prepare the sauce.
  7. Heat evoo on medium in a saucepan. Cook shallots and garlic for 4 minutes, add stock and drippings from pan. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce to simmer. Add wine and thyme. Cook for ten minutes, then strain.
  8. Slice meat and pour sauce on top. Serve the pork with a side of apples simmered with ginger butter. Garnish with fresh thyme.
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