Slow Cooker Pork Loin With Thyme Apple Sauce and Mint Leaf
I love the result of this recipe for pork. As a mint leaf lover, I always wanted to look for new ways of pairing it. I have seen meat dishes that go with mint leave sauce (lamb usually) but not with fresh mint leaves. I only eat fresh mint leaves with curry laksa or assam laksa, two local dishes, but not with a western dish before. The practice of using fresh herns and leafy vegetables with a main dish is common in Thailand and Vietnam. Basil leaves, mint, coriander, banana palm heart, young leaves of cashew tree, and pepper leaves are all used like a free form salad, served fresh and plain with several types of main dishes. I wish I had known that mint would go so well with pork loin. Take a bite of the meat with this rich sauce recipe sauce together with a few pieces of mint leaves……MMMM…. a burst of flavor! This recipe is good to be served to guests as a main meal for dinner. I served it with caramelized carrots, mashed potatos, and a glass of inexpensive but approachable Australian Cabernet.