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Roast Pork

Weeks ago, pork tenderloin was on sale at the Port Richmond Thrift Way for $1.99 a pound. Inspired by saving money and the prospect of receiving another ticket towards a free turkey from the supermarket, we came home with a ten-pound hunk of pork. Cutting the meat into four parts had me considerably close to vegetarianism, but after wrapping the pieces of meat and storing them in our freezer my mind began to race at the endless possibilities for warm, succulent, pork tenderloin recipes, four times over.

My taste for pork seems to wander to recipes that incorporate fruit or a sweet, sticky sauce but Joe was interested in transforming one of the slabs into a roast pork sandwich reminiscent of the local favorite from DiNic’s. From the get-go, I accepted the fact that any attempt to replicate their timeless, perfect recipe would be nowhere near close to the original, so I did my best to create one that would produce a similar tender, juicy meat to envelop in a soft roll and top with spinach, roasted red peppers and provolone. Sounds delicious, right? What’s even better is I didn’t even have to lift a finger!  Read More…

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