Are you itching to get away? Well, leave your suitcase in the closet and head to the kitchen instead. This Brazilian Pork Loin is the kind of adventure you need to really reset and recharge. You’ll feel like a brand-new person after slicing into this juicy slab of meat that’s coated in a sweet-and-herby escape. It takes some time to bake in the oven, but use that time to crack a cold one (whatever drink you desire) and unwind. Brazilian Pork Loin brings an unexpected getaway with all sorts of rewards!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (4-5-pound) pork loin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • orange slices, to taste, for garnish
  • parsley leaves, to taste, for garnish

Directions

Step 1 –In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the orange juice, the brown sugar, the ginger, and the cloves and stir to combine.

Step 2 –Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook, about 30 minutes.

Step 3 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 4 –Place the pork, fat-side up, in a roasting pan and evenly rub it with the salt and the pepper.

Step 5 –Pour the sauce over the seasoned pork.

Step 6 –Cook the pork, basting occasionally, until it reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F, about 3 hours.

Step 7 –Transfer the roasting pan to a wire rack and cover with foil. Let the pork rest, about 5 minutes.

Step 8 –Slice the pork, garnish with the orange slices and the parsley, and serve.

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