This pork loin covered with a prune sauce is a recipe that looks very elegant but is actually very easy to prepare. I don’t make it very often, although we all love it at home. The thing is that pork is such a versatile meat, that you really can’t go wrong with pork, it is extremely flavorful...
Preheat oven to 350F. Season the pork meat with salt and pepper. Preheat oil in a large skillet and sear the meat all around. This step will take about 8 minutes. Remove from skillet and place in an already greased ovenproof dish. Set aside.
In the same skillet, sauté the onion and garlic over medium heat for a minute, then add the prunes, orange juice, chicken broth, and thyme. Continue cooking until it starts boiling, about 3-4 minutes.
Pour this mixture into your blender jar and process until smooth, then cover the meat with this sauce.
Cover the meat with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes, then remove aluminum foil and keep baking for 10 more minutes to brown the meat. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving the meat.
If you don’t have fresh thyme, use ½ teaspoon dried thyme.