Impress your guests with this delicious showstopper of a meal.
Pork loin has a reputation for being a little dry, but when you stuff it like this it stays super juicy and flavorful. This dish looks like a lot of work, but it is actually not too hard. The final presentation is really impressive and looks like you worked away for hours!
The trick here is to butterfly the pork loin. This basically means to open it up like a book so it lays flat on the table. Once you do that, you pop in the stuffing and roll it back up into its original shape before popping it into the oven.
The stuffing is a nice salty and tangy mixture of manchego cheese, cranberries, walnuts and some thyme. A quick rub of taco spices on the outside, and it’s ready for the oven.
Manchego cheese is one of my favorites!
Dice or grate the cheese into a large bowl and mix it up with breadcrumbs, cranberries, walnuts, and thyme.
Now it’s time to attack the pork.
Parallel to the cutting board and about an inch up, start cutting the pork and rolling it out as you go.
See, it’s not as hard as it looks!
In goes the filling.
Then just roll it up!
Use butcher's twine to keep it nice and tight while cooking.
A quick rub before it goes into the oven.
Juicy delicious pork with that savory cheesy goodness spiraled throughout. This pork is a showstopper on any table!
Dan Whalen, @tFimB, dreams of spiraling manchego. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!