My husband, son and I have been in Florida for the last 12 days visiting family, and attending two weddings. How fortunate that two of my good friends decided to get married a week apart! It has been a hectic trip, but one full of celebration. The holiday spirit is in the air. This is the first year I will not be spending Christmas with my family, ever. That’s really sad for me. Even so, I decided to make a pre-holiday, holiday feast for us to enjoy the time we do have together.
This pork turned out beautiful in appearance and absolutely stunning in flavor. Seriously 5 star meal here.
The caramelized apple pieces, the bright and juicy pomegranate with the aromatic tarragon make this roast a fantastic addition to any holiday table.
2 hr, 30 Prep Time
45 minCook Time
3 hr, 15 Total Time
- 3-4lb boneless pork tenderloin
- 1 cup pomegranate
- 2 gala apples
- 3 stalk lemon grass
- 5 garlic cloves
- a bunch of tarragon
- 2 tbsp coarse pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup grass fed beef tallow
- Trim your pork loin of the thickest parts of fat.
- Use a sharp flat knife and carefully run between the meat and the fat, careful not to pierce the meat, as you pull up on the fat.
- Place in a large bowl & set aside.
- Cut one of the apples in to 1/4 inch squares, mince the garlic, and fine chop 3 sprigs of tarragon. Mix up and sprinkle all over pork in large bowl.
- Add in coconut aminos, salt, pepper & tallow.
- Mix and rub all over.
- Let marinate for 2 hours.
- Pre heat oven to 400F.
- On a sheet pan, arrange sliced apples & lemon grass to make a bed for the pork.
- Place pork, fat side up on it, and arrange all the chopped up apple/garlic on top.
- Sprinkle liberally with pomegranate.
- Save some for serving too.
- Roast at 400F for aprx 40-45minutes.
- Remove from oven and let it rest for 10 minutes under aluminum tent before serving.
- Slice and serve over fresh tarragon, garnish with roasted apples & fresh pomegranate.
- We enjoyed this with braised savoy cabbage & chestnuts. It was lovely!