I feel like I’ve been cooking the same quick and easy recipes lately. So I decided to do something different (And I’ve also realized that I’ve been posting way too many dessert recipes lately, if that can be considered a bad thing haha). Introducing Maple Glazed Pork!
I still have some great maple syrup from last year’s harvest that I got from Patten Hill Farm and I’ve been trying to find creative uses for it because it is such an amazing quality that it deserves something better than pancakes. So if you try this recipe, please do it justice by using quality maple syrup. I’m originally from New Hampshire, so maple syrup season is a big deal back home and real maple syrup is worth it’s weight in gold!
Ok I may be a bit of a snob, but wouldn’t you be too if some of your earliest memories were tapping trees in school, smelling the syrup cooking from your neighbor’s house or getting fresh jugs of the stuff from the farm downtown?
Ahem, getting back to the meal, this pork had a delicious glaze and quite a kick to it as well. We sliced it up and had it in sandwiches the following day and it tasted amazing. I hope you try it soon (with real maple syrup of course 😉 )
Maple Glazed Pork
- 2-3 Pound Pork Loin
- 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 Shallot Diced
- 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Roasted Red Pepper Flakes
Preheat oven to 375
In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, shallot, chili powder and red pepper flakes.
Spoon 3/4 of mixture on top of roast and put in the oven.
Cook for 30 minutes, then spread the rest of the glaze on top of the pork.
Let cook another 20-30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
Let sit for 10 minutes, then cut and serve!