ROAST PORK WITH SWEET-AND-SOUR CHILE CILANTRO SAUCE

8 servings

Active time: 1 hr Start to finish: 1 1/4 hr

Ingredients

Special equipment: kitchen string

Instructions

Prepare pork loin: Preheat oven to 400F. Coarsely crush coriander seeds with a mortar and pestle or an electric coffee/spice grinder, then stir together with bread crumbs, oil, pepper, and salt in a small bowl.

Turn pork so a long side is closest to you and season with salt and pepper. Pat one third of seasoned crumbs onto pork, leaving a 2-inch border along top edge. Starting with side nearest you, roll meat into a cylinder and tie securely with kitchen string. Coat pork with remaining crumbs.

Roast pork on a rack in a roasting pan in middle of oven 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325F and roast until an instant-read thermometer diagonally inserted at least 2 inches into meat registers 155F, 1 to 1 1/4 hours more. Let pork stand, loosely covered, 10 minutes.

Make sauce while pork roasts

Slice pork and serve with sauce.

Gourmet May 2001