Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Spinach, Apricots and Goat Cheese
A down-home country pork roast married to a sophisticated medley of fruit, vegetables, rice, cheese, and spices.
- 1 8 oz pork tenderloin
- 1/4 cup cooked long-grain wild rice blend
- 2 Tbs dried apricots, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup baby spinach
- 3 Tbs goat cheese
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400º.
- Butterfly cut the pork tenderloin lengthwise.
- In a bowl, combine cooked rice, apricots, garlic, and rosemary; salt and pepper to taste.
- Place spinach along the center of the pork, top with goat cheese and wild rice mixture.
- Roll the pork tenderloin, ensuring the stuffing is bound in the center. Using butchers' twine, securely tie the stuffed pork. Rub the outside of the roll with Dijon mustard.
- Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Place pork roll in skillet and brown lightly, turning until meat is a consistent pinkish brown.
- Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove butchers' twine and slice inch-wide cross sections. Serve immediately.
Calories from Fat 138 (40%)
(24%)Total Fat 16g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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