Friday, June 12, 2009

Cherry-Stuffed Smoked Pork Loin

When we were in Michigan recently we had to stock up on dried cherries. Matt loves them on his oatmeal in the morning, they are great to use in baked goods & then Matt came up with this awesome pork dish where he stiffed the pork with cherries & smoked in on the grill.
Cherry-stuffed Smoked Pork Loin
The slow cooked pork loin came out juicy and tender. The tanginess of the dried sour cherries & mustard really pairs well with it. The walnuts he threw in on a whim but they gave the stuffing a nice texture as well as adding a nutty flavor.
Cherry-stuffed Smoked Pork Loin
The cherry mustard we used was one we also picked up in Michigan from American Spoon. It has a lovely reddish hue & tastes so good.

Cherry-Stuffed Smoked Pork Loin

2 T walnuts, chopped
2 T dried cherries, chopped
2 T cherry mustard
1 1/2 - 1 3/4 lb pork loin
1/4 c cherry mustard
1 T honey

Place a smoker box filled with soaked wood chips over direct heat on one side of your grill. Close cover & allow a smoke to build up. Refill smoker box with wood chips as needed throughout cooking.

Mix the walnuts, cherries & 2 tablespoons of cherry mustard together. Butterfly the pork loin. Put the cherry mixture in the center of the pork & roll it up. Tie together with twine or use soaked skewers.

Place the pork on the side of the grill that is not turned on (indirect heat). Allow to cook for 2 hours.

Mix the 1/4 cup cherry mustard & honey together. Brush on the pork & continue cooking for 1/2 hour more or until desired doneness.

Let rest 5 - 10 minutes. Remove twine or skewers & slice.

Serves 4

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grace said...

as a bona fide cherry-lover, the appeals to me like no other hunk of pig i've seen in a long time. crunchy walnuts and cherry mustard too? be still, my heart!

Meseidy said...

Mmmmmm this looks good. I was a little unsure about the cherries, but your description makes me hungry.

Lori said...

I bet the pork and the cherry tasted amazing together!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Cherry, walnuts and pork? And in the smoker? How absolutely perfect!

Deborah said...

I've never had pork and cherry together - I'm going to have to give that a try!

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

The cherry stuffing sounds stupendously good!

Jude said...

I bet sour cherries would go so well with the richness of the pork. I wish I was this creative when making up recipes on the fly ;(

PG said...

beautiful pictures!

Peter M said...

Kat, the glaze looks fab, everything on the plate is in season and fruit, nuts and pork are a happy trio.

Anonymous said...

Impromptu family for supper + new smoker & a cherry-loving husband = something new to try tonight! Looking forward to it, thanks for the inspiration!

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