Pat’s Roast Pork ‘n Gravy
- 3 to 3½ lbs. pork roast
- 1 round onion, cut into rings
- Garlic powder
- Several garlic cloves, cut into slivers
- 1/2-cup Aloha Barbecue Sauce (NOT Teri’ sauce)
- 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Herbs de Provence
- Bay Leaf
- Salt ‘n Pepper to taste
- PAM non-stick spray
Spray PAM on roasting pan. Insert slivered garlic throughout roast via knife slits. Wet roast with a splash of the Aloha BBQ sauce. Sprinkle roast with garlic powder and herbs. Place about a quarter of onions on bottom of pan and rest around all over. Pour white wine or chicken broth mixed with Worcestershire sauce in roasting pan with pork, then tent the roasting pan loosely with foil.
Roast at 300ºF for 3 hours. Check after 2.5 hours, and add more broth or water or white wine if needed.
Take out at about three hours, then pour liquid and most of the onions into a pot. Add Wondra to thicken, allowing at least 2 minutes at a low boil after added to remove flour taste; corn starch will also work here but you cannot add directly. Finish the Roast Pork gravy by seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy the roast pork with rice, “gravy all ovah” (highly recommended!) and mac’ salad!
This recipe comes from the kitchen of Pat, a native of both Oahu and Kauai, who’s been a regular visitor and “virtual” friend here at The Tasty Island for years!
While I haven’t personally tried this recipe yet, just by the sound of it, I KNOW this IS the one!
I can also see this being done in a pressure cooker if you want to cut that 3 hour roasting time in a conventional (or convection) oven down to easily way less than an hour.
P.S. Speaking of Roast Pork with “Gravy all ovah”, here’s the latest example I tried from our recently discovered hidden gem over at Pier 21 Lunchroom….
Pier 21 Lunchroom Roast Pork Plate Lunch $7.50 (note the light color of the gravy, which Pier 21’s take on it tastes more like a Turkey/poultry gravy than the deeper pork-flavored gravy in other iterations); still winnahz though, especially for da’ price! And the roast pork itself is SO, SO TENDER ‘n TASTY!
Then there’s Zippy’s take on the dish, no rice, all Mac’…
Tani’s Lunch Wagon (closed) Roast Pork with Mushroom Gravy