Marinated Pork Loin

3 lb boneless pork loin
1 cup pineapple juice
2 tbs maple syrup
2 tbs soy sauce
2 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbs chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp ground coriander

Make the marinade: in a large nonmetallic bowl, combine the pineapple juice, maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, thyme, and coriander. Add the pork, cover, and leave to marinate in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for 8 hours.

Remove the pork from the marinade, reserving the marinade. Put the pork flat, fat side up, in a small roasting pan. Cover loosely with a sheet of aluminum foil and cook at 425 degrees for 1 hour.

Remove the foil and pour the marinade over the pork. Return to the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes or until marinade has darkened and the meat juices run clear when tested with a thin skewer.

Transfer the pork to a carving board, cover loosely with foil, and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Strain the marinade and remove the fat by skimming the surface with a spoon. Gently heat the marinade to warm through. Serve with the pork.

Yield: 6 servings

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana