Orange Glazed Pork Roast

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Not everyone likes Turkey for Christmas Dinner. I know growing up my father and sister were not overly fond of turkey, although we did always have it. Traditions die hard.  This wonderful recipe I am sharing with you today makes a delectable alternative for  your holiday meal, or for any other meal where you will be entertaining guests over the holidays, perhaps even for New Years Eve!

Picture a succulent tender pork loin, perfectly roasted with a tangy orange marmalade & grainy mustard glaze.  This is really delicious!   

As you know I am the lucky recipient of the gift of a Degustabox each month. Once a month, around the middle of the month, I am gifted with one of these lovely boxes which contain a delicious assortment of all things foodie.  I just love these boxes. 

Opening each one is tiny a bit like opening a Christmas gift to me. Always a surprise, and always filled with things that pique my interest and desire to try. Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of 10 to 15 specially selected foodie products. I even have a code that  can give you which will  give you a £5 discount off of your first box. I will tell you about that at the end. I have been getting these boxes for a couple of years now and I have to say I have never been disappointed.

The November Box was entitled the Winter Warmers & Festive Box.  It was filled with lots of goodies.  I used the Duerr's Orange marmalade in the box to do the pork roast glaze, which I will tell you about later, first though  . . .  an introduction to the remainder of the box.

WOODSTAR 1 X 250ml  £4.00 

Woodstar keeps times special when you are not drinking and is the perfect partner with a meal. It is a skillfully crafted blend of berries, botanicals and cocoa, artfully balanced to 1% ABV and with a surprising depth of flavour.

*Available from Fortnum & Mason and Sainsbury's from January 

We don't drink alcohol, so this will be passed on to a friend who does and I am sure it will be enjoyed.  It is important to note that there are two boxes you can choose from, one containing alcohol and one without. It is always your choice.

POP Crunchy Peanut Bar 1 X !1.49 

POP is all about celebrating the heroic power of the humble peanut. Peanuts are super healthy, kinder on the planet and can literally save lives. We give 1% turnover to charity. Made with whole air roasted peanuts, 7 grams of protein, lots of prebiotic fibre and 40% less sugar.

1 out of three different flavours  per box. Available from Whole Foods, Sourced Market, Eat 17 and Amazon. 

CHEEKY MONKEY Peanut Butter Puffs 1 X £2.29

A delicious and healthier alternative vegan and gluten free snack which offers a great source of protein and fibre. Made from Peanut Butter and Corn, Cheeky Monkey are baked not fried for an all-round more nutritious and flavoursome savoury snack. Available in both Original and Chili varieties. Banana coming soon. 

*Available at Ocado, Grape Tree, Planet Organic, Whole Foods Market, As Nature Intended,  and good independent health food stores. 

REAL HANDFUL Strawberry Stomp Trail Mix/Blackcurrant Blast Trail Mix £2 each

Hiking in the Grand Canyon we discovered trail mix and were inspired to create our own range of fruit, nut and seed blends infused with natural flavours. Our nutritious & awesome tasting sharing bags are available at Tesco, ready to fuel your unruliest adventures.

*You should receive 1 of 2 flavours in your box. 

PURE LEAF Matcha, Matcha Mint, Matcha Ginger  1 X £8.99

Pure Leaf Matcha is expertly crafted with high-quality tea leaves and ingredients to give tea lovers the most authentic Matcha taste. Our pre-portioned individually wrapped Pure Leaf Sachets take the guesswork out of measuring for the perfect cup of Matcha every time.

*You should receive 1 of 3 items.  Available at Morrisons and on Amazon. 

MR LEE'S NOODLES Coconut  Chicken Laksa/en Garden Vegetables 1 X£2.50

Mr Lee's Noodles - an award-winning brand of premium noodles in a cup made using the finest ingredients and authentic recipes. Their gluten free, low sugar and "No nasties" rage also include vegan options. Use DEGUSTABOX20 for 20% off  discount on

*You should receive 1 of 2 flavours in your box, available at Asda (Free from Isle), Holland & Barrett, Ocado and Amazon.

DOUBLE DUTCH  Cucumber & Watermelon/Cranberry & Ginger £0.75 per ca.£4.15 for a pack of 8 cans.

Double Dutch's twin founders Joyce and Raissa are passionate about enjoying every drink. They create perfectly paired flavoured mixers to enhance spirits or to be savoured solo. Like Cucumber & Watermelon's sweet yet crisp taste profile, or Cranberry & Ginger's summery aroma with a warm finish. Now available in Waitrose.

*Available at Waitrose, Ocado, Amazon and other online retailers.  

FOOD THOUGHTS Cacao Melts 1 X £2.66

Food Thoughts Cacao Melts® 100% are made entirely from the best single origin Colombian Fino de Aroma bean varieties known for their exquisite and intense flavour. 100% Cacao Melts® have no added sugar, are 100% natural, gluten free and packed with health giving nutrients and cacao flavanols.

*Available at Ocado and Waitrose

REBEL KITCHEN Dairy Free Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Mylk 1 X £1.60
 Rebel Kitche's Dairy Free Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Mylk Shake is an indulgent and creamy coconut drink for any occasion. Go on Rebels, shake it up. The range of Mylk Shakes are made fro plants an are 100% organic. Did someone say "liquid Nutella"?

*Available at Waitrose, WHSMith, Ocado, Planet Organic, Whole Foods and As Nature Intended. 

DUERR'S Fine Cut Seville Orange Marmalade/Half Sugar Seville Orange  Marmalade 1 X £1.39 

Grown in Seville, crafted in Manchester, Duerr's marmalade's are bursting with sunshine and plenty of zesty orange flavour. If you like a lower calorie breakfast, try the Half Sugar or for a more intense marmalade, spread the Fine Cut generously onto toast for a breakfast that packs a punch.

*Available at Sainsburys, Morrison's, Co-op and Ocado.

This was the product of the month and the one I chose to highlight with a recipe!

Like I said, Duerr's is what I chose to use as my recipe builder this month. I used the full sugar one as I already had a jar of it in my refrigerator!  Todd loves marmalade on his toast and bread more than he loves jam and I have always thought that Duerr's is pretty good.

Don't let the blackness of the pork coating put you off, it is really and truly delicious and quite sticky, going beautifully with that sweet succulent meat.

My roast was a bit larger than the one in the recipe so it took a bit longer to cook and the marmalade got a bit darker than it would do normally, but as you can see the pork is perfectly cooked and despite the dark spots, there was plenty of tasty stickiness to enjoy!

The marmalade is mixed with a  quantity of grainy Dijon mustard for full on flavour! the perfect mix of tart/sweet/heat. There is also some rosemary in the glaze.

You can use dried or fresh if you have it.  On this day I used dried.  The roast smells heavenly when it is cooking and those flavours are just wonderful.

The pan juices can be used to create a lush gravy as well.

The pork was perfectly cooked, very flavourful and so tender.  It is so easy to dry pork loin out, so do follow the timings as best as you can.  I have always found a meat thermometer is the best tool to test for doneness.  My mom always cooked pork to death and it was a bit dried out (not so good) but nowadays we have much safer pork to eat and an internal temperature of 65*C/155*F is perfect. 

We enjoyed it with our favourite vegetables . . .  fluffy mash, mashed swede/rutabaga, carrots and some mixed green vegetables.  It went down a real treat!  I'll be back tomorrow with a lucious leftover roast pork recipe! I love to use up my leftovers!

Orange Glazed Pork Roast

Orange Glazed Pork Roast

Yield: 16
Tender and succulent Pork Loin Roasted with a tangy Marmalade, grainy mustard and Rosemary Glaze! A wonderful joint to serve for a holiday meal or for entertaining!


  • 1.5 k boneless, skinless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 325g orange marmalade (1 cup)
  • 2 TBS grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp fresh or dried rosemary leaves
  • 2 TBS plain flour (all purpose)
  • 480ml chicken broth (2 cups)


How to cook Orange Glazed Pork Roast

  1. Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Spray a roasting rack with the vegetable cooking spray and place it into a roasting tin which you have lined with aluminium foil.
  2. Melt the marmalade together with the Dijon mustard.  Stir in the rosemary.
  3. Season the pork roast all over with the salt and black pepper.  Place onto the rack in the roasting tin and brush it all over with the melted marmalade mixture.  Roast for 1 hour, or until a thermometer inserted into the roast registers 65*C/155*F when inserted into the thickest part of the roast.   Cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before lifting off onto a serving plate.
  4. Add a bit of water to the roasting pan and scrape up any juices. Pour into a saucepan.  Shake some of the chicken stock togther with the flour. Add the remainder to the juices in the sauce pan.  Bring to a simmer.  Add the flour and stock mixture, whisking constantly.  Bring to the boil, whisking, then reduce to a simmer.  Cook for five minutes to cook out the flour taste.  Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  5. Serve the roast cut into slices along with your favourite vegetables and some of the gravy spooned over top.

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