Bone-in, centre-cut pork loin roast, cooked on the stove-top with wine and finished with a mustard and tarragon gravy.
3clovesgarlicpeeled and whole
3mediumshallotspeeled and quartered
3lb.bone-in, centre-cut pork loin roast
3inchlength fresh tarragon
1 1/2cupsdry white wineany kind you enjoy drinking
3Tbspfresh tarragon leavesroughly chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
To thicken, if necessary:
Heat oil over medium-high in a large, heavy-bottomed pot with a lid, such as a Dutch oven, big enough to hold your roast. Add garlic cloves and shallots to the pan. Season roast with salt and pepper. Place top/fat-side down into the pan and allow to cook until golden. Flip over roast and allow to cook another few minutes, stirring the garlic/shallots a bit.
Add wine to pan and allow to boil for a minutes, then reduce heat to medium-low, placing the lid over-top slightly ajar, so that pot is not completely covered. Cook for 20 minutes, flip roast and stirring, making sure there is liquid in the pan that is at a gentle simmer. Continue cooking, flipping and checking every 20 minutes, for a total of about 1 1/2 hours, adding more wine if necessary if pan gets dry, or until the roast internal temperature reaches 135-140 degrees when tested with a thermometer. Remove roast to a cutting board and tend loosely with foil.
To the pan, add chicken broth, heavy cream, Dijon and tarragon. Bring to a simmer, stirring pan to loosen any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper. If necessary, thicken sauce by stirring together water and cornstarch and adding a bit at a time to the gravy until sauce thickens as much as you'd like.
Keep sauce warm. Cut pork away from bone in one large piece and thinly slice to serve with gravy or alternately, cut down through the roast and bone into thicker chops and serve drizzled with sauce.
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