Culinary Cooking and Concepts
by Chef John Findley, Executive Chef, The University Club of MSU
Featured Food: Pork Yield: Serves 6


  • 2 lb. boneless pork loin
  • Salt, pepper, garlic, herbs for pork
  • 1 peach pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 4 oz. dried cranberries
  • 1 scallion, diced
  • ¼ red pepper, diced
  • 1 oz. olive oil


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put pork loin on a tray with a baking rack.

Season pork with salt, pepper, garlic and herbs. Place in oven for 30 minutes at 375. Turn oven down to 325 and roast for another 15-25 minutes or until pork has reached an internal temperature of 150 degrees. 

Remove from oven and let set for at least 10 minutes. Carve and serve.

For the relish: use a small mixing bowl and add peaches, cranberries, scallions, pepper, and olive oil. Mix well and season with salt, pepper, and garlic to taste..  

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