If I put a recipe on this site, I obviously like it enough to share. There are at least 10 recipes in my "drafts" folder that aren't quite ready, or may never be. Many of them are for pork loin. I have not been able to create a shareworthy recipe - until now. Instant Pot® Asian Pork Loin is a home run. Previous attempts at making a pork loin in the Instant Pot® were dry with a flavorless sauce. If there is one thing I HATE, it is dry pork (I also do not like flavorless sauces.) This pork was luscious. When served with the gingery, garlic sauce, it made for a real crowd pleaser.
According to foodsafety.gov, pork needs to reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F. To make sure your meat has reached a safe temperature, it is important to use a kitchen thermometer. This also ensures that you won't overcook your pork. Because each piece of pork is different, and weights will vary, I am going to recommend you check the internal temperature of the pork at 30 minutes. If it has not reached 145 degrees F, you just have to reset the Instant Pot® (it will reach pressure almost immediately) and cook in 5 minute intervals.
Instant Pot Asian Pork Loin
2-2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium or regular)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
1. Season pork loin with salt and pepper. Set Instant Pot® to saute and heat olive oil until shimmering. Brown the pork loin on all sides.
2. While the pork loin is browning, whisk together the honey, orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes.
3. Once the pork has browned, pour the sauce over the pork. Set the Instant Pot® to manual - high pressure, making sure the valve is in the sealing position. Set the time for 30 minutes. When finished, do a quick pressure release by switching the valve to venting. Take the temperature of the pork. If the temperature has not reached 145 degrees F, reset the instant pot at high pressure for 5 additional minutes, following the same steps as before. By this point, it should have reached the proper temperature, but repeat as needed until the roast is finished.
4. Remove the roast to rest. Strain the sauce and return to the pot. Whisk together cornstarch and cold water. Set the Instant Pot® to saute and whisk the cornstarch slurry into the sauce. Once it comes to a boil and thickens, remove from heat and serve over sliced pork.
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