Grilled Tapenade Pork Loin

Tapenade is a delicious Mediterranean style olive paste that is often used as a topping, dip or spread. However, I’ve found that it marries well with pork roast, hence this incredible stuffed and grilled tapenade pork loin roast. This dish is perfect for the holidays but can be served for any special occasion.

Tapenade Stuffed Pork Loin

Grilled Tapenade Pork Loin

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: pork loin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 1 2 1/2 pound pork loin roast
  • 1 cup black olives pitted
  • 1 cup kalamata olives pitted
  • 2 Tbsp non-pareil capers
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 small garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Herb crust:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill and prepare for an indirect cook.
  • Drain olives and capers. If the olives contain pits, go ahead and remove them.
  • In a food processor, blend together the olives, capers, mustard, garlic, oregano, and black pepper, until smooth. Set aside.
  • Butterfly cut the pork loin and lay flat onto a large cutting board. Spread the tapenade mixture evenly over one side of the pork loin, then roll and tie it securely with kitchen twine.
  • Combine the herb crust ingredients and apply all over the surface of the tied roast. Place roast on grill and cook for 1 ½ hours, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Since there is a filling, you'll need to cook the roast to well done.
  • Once cooked, remove from grill, and let the grilled pork loin rest for 5-10 minutes. Using a sharp knife, slice into 3/4 inch pieces. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
 

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