Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Filled Pork Roast

All this working in and around the house made us hungry.
The other day there was a filed roast on one of the blogs and I thought we should try something like this today.
J.P. bought a 2 pound pork roast and I cut it accordingly so that I became a flat piece of meat.
I used garlic salt and pepper on the meat surface before I layered the thawed spinach, some small garlic pieces and shredded mozzarella cheese on to the top and sprinkle herbs over the mixture
Filled roast, spinach, mushrooms and potatoes
The next step is to roll the meat up (like a cake) and bind it with cotton household twine. The whole thing has to cook in the baking oven with a cover for about 60 minutes and additional without cover for 30 minutes.  The fluid which cooked out of the meat was an excellent start for a sauce.
I could use up a whole package of frozen spinach in the roast. The rest was worked into the side dish. Sautéed mushrooms, onion and spinach.
1 pork roast
1 small pc of frozen spinach, thawed, drained
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 garlic, clove, minced
1 tsp rosemary, dried, crushed
1 tsp italian herbs mixture, dried, crushed
garlic salt, pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Cut the roast so that it becomes a big piece of flat meat. Season with garlic salt. Layer spinach and mozzarella cheese on top and sprinkle with garlic bits ( we like rather less than more.) Top with dried herbs.
Roll the meat, beginning at one end, into a tight roll and tie household twine around so that it stays in shape. Season the surface with garlic salt.
Slightly oil the bottom of a oven-proved dish and put the roast into it. Cover and cook for an hour. Remove the cover and cook for another 30 minutes.
While the roast is baking for the last 30 minutes prepare the side dish.
1 onion
5 mushrooms
rest of spinach
Slice onion and mushrooms and sauté in 1 tbls oil and 1 tsp butter. Add the spinach and simmer until the roast is done. Season with salt and pepper.
Take the roast out of the dish and thicken the stock with 1 tbls starch.

Before slicing the meat carefully remove the household twine.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious. I think I saw the same one on another blog. It was probably the same blog you saw it on. Enjoy!


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