A great meal is about the food and drink but for me it’s also about creating something delicious that works well with my staying healthy. I found an interesting apricot and mustard-glazed pork roast in the Weight Watchers Momentum Cookbook and decided to give it a try.
It was easy to make and with a few minor tweaks it went from good to amazing! The entire family gobbled it up and I got rave reviews for my culinary skills.
The loin roast was well trimmed and rubbed with minced garlic, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper. While roasting I made the apricot jam (homemade and thick is best) and Dijon mustard glaze. This was brushed on after 30 minutes of baking and returned to the oven to finish cooking.
Roasted vegetables are delicious so in addition to the potatoes and onions that were called for I added carrots as well. It would be great with brussel sprouts, thick slices of cabbage, sweet potatoes, asparagus or any other veggie that you like to roast. I drizzled the veggies with olive oil even though the recipe called to only spray the pan with non-stick spray. That helped caramelize the veggies and add some richness.
Pork can be a little dry so I mixed up additional apricot jam and coarse Dijon mustard to top it off and it was perfection.
We drank a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc which was a great pairing with the pork. It was bright and fresh with a hint of citrus.
All in all a wonderful meal shared with family and not too bad for the waistline! I have enjoyed this Weight Watchers cookbook so much I’m going to add it to the Good Reads.
Check it out!