Welcome to my second blog post of December!
December is the month of magic that is filled with joy, cheers, and love. Christmas songs are playing all day on the radio. Ladies all over are getting together to bake traditional Christmas cookies. Some are making Christmas shopping plans, and some are planning their perfect Christmas dinners.
We all know about some of the Christmas traditions; some of us eat turkey, some ham, some prime rib, and some roast lamb on Christmas Eve. This Christmas I want to try something new and " Proscuitto Wrapped Pork Loin with Kale and Italian Sausage Stuffing" is something that fits right in! Also, this can be the best leftovers for the next day as it is good to make Italian Pork Loin sandwiches with! Simply layer the pork on your favorite bread, add salad leaves, pesto, onion, and some goat cheese.
This recipe is great to serve for Christmas Dinner as it serves up to 8 people. I served it with roasted potatoes, and you can add cooked collard greens or a green salad on the side. Or you may served this pork as part of sandwiches such as they do in Italy.
These gorgeous pieces provide the lovely layers tucked inside with kale, Parmesan Reggiano, and Italian sausage. I find that this recipe is most flavorful and a gorgeous pork loin that would be wonderful to serve for Christmas dinner. The salty prosciutto gives a nice flavor to the lean meat, the fat from Italian sausage keeps the meat moist, and infuses it with the robust flavor of fresh herbs.
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**Notes for the recipe**
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Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Loin With Kale And Italian Sausage Stuffing Recipe
Author: Nattaya Worrakitpoonpol
Adapted From: Bob & Shan
YIELD: 6-8 serving
INACTIVE TIME: 25 Mins
COOK TIME: 1 hour 30 mins
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 55 mins
1 pound (16 oz,) kale
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tablespoons bourbon
1½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 pound (8 oz.) Mild Italian Sausage
3 oz. Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
1 trimmed 2.5-3 pound pork loin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
5 sprigs fresh thyme
4 pounds red potatoes, washed and halved
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound premium Prosciutto
Honey Balsamic Reduction Sauce
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey
Fill a large pot with water and salt; bring water to a boil over high heat. Add kale to the boiling water and blanch; happens in about 2 minutes.
Remove and drain kale; set aside.
In a large pan over medium heat add olive oil, butter, and ½ teaspoon of salt; once the butter has melted add onion and saute until lightly golden in color, about 8-10 minutes.
Add garlic, thyme, and rosemary; cook for about 1 minute.
Add bourbon and continue cooking until liquid has reduced by half or absorbed with the vegetables and herbs, about 1 minute.
Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and set aside to allow the mixture to cool completely.
Once it has cooled completely, combined the mixture with sausage until well combined.
Honey Balsamic Reduction Sauce:
In a small pot over low heat, simmer Balsamic vinegar and honey until the mixture has reduced, about half. The syrup should lightly coat the back of a metal spoon.Transfer to a little bowl. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Butterfly your pork loin, so that it is about 1/2" thick.
Once butterflied, cover with plastic wrap, and pound it out to an even thickness all over with a meat mallet. (keeping the 1/2” thickness in mind)
Remove plastic wrap and season pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt and ½ tablespoon black pepper.
Evenly layer with kale leaves and layer next with Parmigiano Reggiano.
Then evenly spread the cooled Italian sausage mixture on top of the Parmigiano Reggiano.
Starting at one end roll the pork and layers tightly into a cylinder towards the other end.
Wrap the outside of the pork cylinder with premium Prosciutto. Tie the pork roast with butcher’s/kitchen twine every 1" inch apart down the whole pork roast.
Tuck fresh thyme sprigs under the twine. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter.
Once the skillet is hot or you start to see little wisps of smoke, add the pork roast and brown on each side, about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl with red potato, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 ½ black pepper, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mixed all ingredients together, make sure that olive oil coat the red potato evenly.
Place the halved red potatoes in a roasting pan, then place roast pork in the middle of potatoes.
Roast pork until it registers an internal temperature of 140F (for medium or slightly pink) or 160F (well done), about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
Allow the roast to rest 20 minutes before cutting, so the internal juices don’t escape and leave it dry, but rather stay within the meat itself.
Serve with the roasted red potatoes (red), cooked collard greens, and Balsamic Reduction sauce with the pork roast.
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