Citrus-Mustard Pork Roast

>> Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My husband gets all the credit for this one. He shares my passion for cooking but is usually too busy to do it. He insisted on making dinner the other night and found this recipe in our trusty old Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. Oh. Yum. It was so good. Our kids even had second helpings, which is sayin' somethin'! This is a perfect meal to make when you're trying to impress someone!

The only thing he changed was that he used tangerines instead of oranges and he didn't add the citrus peel. He made this on Sunday and couldn't run to the store to get oranges, but we had some tangerines on hand. It was still super delish, so you could totally use either one.

The sauce part of this recipe is pretty optional. The pork had amazing flavor without the sauce but was wonderful with it. Our kids didn't love the sauce because it has a pretty strong flavor, but we really enjoyed it.

3-4 pound pork sirloin roast
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel, optional
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 medium oranges
orange juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup dry white wine or orange juice

(**Random** When I was typing up the ingredient list, instead of "wine", I typed "whine". That tells you something about how my days have been lately. lol!)

Combine 2 tablespoons mustard, citrus peel (if using), pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. If your roast has string tied around it, untie it. Trim any fat from roast. Spread sauce all over meat. Roast in a shallow roasting pan in a 325 degree oven for about 2 hours, or until meat thermometer registers 155 degrees. Cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes (the meat's temperature will rise about 5 degrees during this time).

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, stir together 1/4 cup white wine or orange juice, remaining mustard, cornstarch, honey and lemon juice. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly, then stir 2 minutes more. Serve over pork.

To make it a complete meal, whip up a batch of mashed potatoes (my favorite recipe is found HERE) with a few cloves of minced garlic mixed in. Or serve it with a simple side salad with lemon garlic vinaigrette.

Does your hubby like to cook?
What's his best dish?


Rachel March 24, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

My dh likes to cook and in fact does better than me. His specialty is Cola Ribs, a Bobby Flay recipe from Food network. My family loves when he makes them. Then again, everything he cooks is great!

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