Liquidity Bistro chef Rob Walker created this recipe in his Okanagan Falls kitchen especially for AMA Insider readers. Prepare it and daydream about your next trip to B.C. wine country—where AMA members can save 10% on dining at Liquidity.
SLOW-ROASTED PORK LOIN WITH MELTED ONIONS
Serves 6 to 8 diners
2 kg (4–5 lbs) boneless pork loin
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp + 1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp each whole caraway seed, aniseed, celery seed, fennel seed, coriander seed, dill seed, dehydrated garlic flakes and peppercorns
0.9 kg (2 lbs) red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 star anise clove
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup Pinot Noir wine
2 tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 475°F (250°C).
Trim the pork of fat, except for a thin layer; score fat with a knife in a criss-cross pattern.
Place spices in a grinder or blender and pulse until coarse but not powdered.
Rub the pork with the kosher salt, bistro spice mix and oil.
Place pork loin on a roasting rack, fat side up. Roast uncovered for 10 minutes to create a golden crust, then reduce heat to 250°F (120°C) and continue cooking for 3–4 hours. Internal temperature should be between 150 and 155°F (65–70°C).
Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy-bottom saucepan. Add the onions and sauté until slightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.
Add the wine, salt, sugar and star anise. Cook uncovered for an hour, or until the onions break down into a compote consistency. Add water if the mixture starts to dry out.
Remove pork from the oven and tent with foil, leaving to cool for at least 15 minutes.
Slice the roast thinly and layer on a platter, alongside a bowl of grainy mustard and the melted onions.
Pair it with Liquidity 2014 Estate Pinot Noir. “This is the wine I’m proudest of at Liquidity,” says winemaker Alison Moyes. “Our Pinot Noir has a spicy character and a fruit component—perfect for the flavour profile in this dish.”
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