Thyme Pork Loin with Plum Sauce

Adapted from my mama’s recipe

Years ago, my mom put together a recipe book containing my family’s favorite recipes. This is one of those recipes, slightly adapted.

What you’ll need:

1 pork loin (around 1 or 1.5 pounds)
¾ cup orange juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh thyme

Sauce:
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup orange juice 
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ cup Amour italian plum marmalade 
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Place the pork in a large ziploc or non metallic pan. Combine the orange juice with soy sauce, mustard, sugar, garlic, pepper, and thyme. Pour over the pork loin. Refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.

Drain meat and discard the marinade. Place the pork in a pan and cook at 325 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 145.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small saucepan until melted. Add the orange juice and soy sauce. Cook over medium low heat until sauce is slightly reduced. Stir in the marmalade and mustard, and continue to heat until reduced down a bit.

Let pork rest 5-10 minutes, then slice into thin slices. Top with the sauce, and garnish with fresh thyme. 

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