Pork Loin Roasted in Milk

Pork Loin Roasted in Milk

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Pork Loin Roasted in Milk

(serves 8-10)


I like to accompany this pork dish with a jelly such as crab apple, quince or redcurrant; a creamy or grain mustard is also very good.  In the photo today it is accompanied with crab apple jelly and preserved crab apples.




5 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

1 tbsp finely chopped thyme leaves

2.25kg pork shortloin

1 tbsp flour

1.5l to 2l milk

15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil

10g (1 tbsp) unsalted butter

3 fresh bay leaves

dash Tabasco sauce

flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper




  • Preheat oven to 165°C. Place garlic and thyme into a small bowl and combine.  Smear over both sides of pork then sift flour over pork to lightly coat.


  • Place milk into a saucepan set over a medium heat and bring to just below the boil.


  • Place oil and butter into a frypan set over a medium heat and melt butter. When foam has subsided place pork in frypan and sear on all sides.


  • Place browned pork into a deep roasting tray (or casserole) and pour heated milk over pork to almost cover pork. Add bay leaves and Tabasco.


  • Cover roasting tray with aluminium foil leaving one corner ever so slightly open.


  • Place into preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.


  • Increase heat to 180°C. Remove aluminium foil from pork and continue to cook for another 30-40 minutes or till pork juices run clear when you insert a metal skewer into pork.


  • Remove pork from cooking liquid and place on a tray. Reserve cooking liquid which will appear curdled.  Cover tray with a tea towel and rest pork away from heat for 10 minutes.


  • Pour cooking liquid through a fine sieve and into a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process cooking liquid to remove curdle.


  • To reheat cooking liquid place into a small pot and place over a medium heat. Alternatively reheat in microwave.  Add salt and pepper to suit your taste.


  • Slice pork and arrange on a platter or guest plates. Drizzle cooking liquid over pork or place in a jug for guests to help themselves to.