Pork Loin with Orange Sauce Recipe

Pork Loin with Orange Sauce Recipe

A surprisingly wonderful combination. The unique flavor of the pork combined with the natural sweetness of the oranges highlights the naturally sweet and savory character of the pork, creating a surprisingly light and delicious meal. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and savory. Weight is light but can be balanced with sugar. Texture is meaty. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as Mediterranean.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange, pork loin, pork loin with orange sauce, recipes, red sauce
Servings: 6 people
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan
Cost: $15


  • Saute pan (high sided)
  • casserole baking dish
  • heat resistant whisk
  • cooking utensils


Food Ingredients:

  • 1 pork loin at least 2 lbs. in total weight
  • 2 oranges

Flavor Balancers:

  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 c. sugar


  • 1 tsp. ground ginger


  • Season pork loin across all surfaces with salt and pepper. Allow to rest on counter at least 30 minutes at room temperature before baking.
  • In a medium sauce pan, combine orange juice, red pepper flakes, dark and light soy sauce, red wine vinegar, and ginger. Bring to a medium heat; allow to simmer 10 minutes. Take one orange and cut in half. Squeeze fresh juice into sauce, taking care to strain the seeds. Place orange rind into sauce. Allow to simmer 10 additional minutes.
  • Remove rind. Slowly whisk in sugar. Taste for sweetness. When sauce is sweet, pour over pork roast and bake in oven at 375°F until internal temperature reaches 145°Slice and serve with fresh orange slices as garnish.

Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimen. Talk with your dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon . Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.