Joss' Island
Pesto Crusted Pork Roast
Posted 5/29/2012 6:03:00 PM

Let's start by saying I am not really a "pork loin" kinda girl. If I am at a restaurant or at the store picking something out for dinner...I am not one to be like "wow, I am craving a pork loin. I am not even sure where the ummm "loin" comes from...on a it where I think it comes from? And is "pork butt" really  uhhh you know. And what exactly is "rump roast"...but clearly I digress...

So - the task was to get a bone-in pork loin. I go to Lucky on Mendocino Avenue (the one with the nice view of Santa Rosa). I look at all the pre-packaged meat...and don't see one with a bone in it. I go and see the butcher and I ask. She says "Well...we could cut you a bone-in pork loin...but then you'd be paying more" At this point I am kinda broke and I say to her "yeah - then I would have to cut the bone out...and who wants to do that?" I realized I was saying this to the butcher...maybe SHE would like to do that sort of thing. Either way - I got the boneless pork loin.

I also got a bunch of kitchen string from the butcher at Lucky. I don't know why grocery stores don't sell this in a huge spool...why is it SO HARD to find?

In any case, I went home - brined the pork and successfully made the recipe. It was GREAT. I was so proud of my Pesto Crusted Pork Loin that I started hacking in to it and eating it right away - that's why - sadly - there's no pics of it intact and looking so proud in the baking pan. I'll try to remember not to get so overzealous (and hungry) in the future.

In any case - if you need it - here's the recipe...and yes, I think I will put Pork Loin on my list of things to buy for future dinners.


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  1. LoriF_2 posted on 06/01/2012 11:03 AM
    Joss, I was just at Sur Le Table and they have the big rolls of kitchen string.
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