Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Roasted Pork Loin

This is a great, easy way to cook a pork loin. This recipe is more about the method than the ingredients. The method is from America's Test Kitchen Pepper Crusted Pork Loin. You can marinate the pork in whatever you want (I used a bottled zesty herb marinade) or not marinate it at all, the key is cooking it at a high temperature at first and then turning the oven down for the rest of the cooking. I served it with roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, and pork gravy from a packet (gasp - I know, but it was easy).

Roasted Pork Loin

1, 3 lb boneless pork loin
marinade, optional (you can use bottled or your favorite homemade marinade)
salt & pepper

Marinade the pork loin for the appropriate amount of time for your recipe.

Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove pork loin from marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper if needed. Arrange the pork on a V-rack set in a roasting pan. Roast for 15  minutes at 450 and then turn down the oven to 375 degrees and roast until internal temperature reads 140 degrees, about 50 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board, cover with foil. Let rest until internal temperature reads 150 degrees, about 15 minutes. Slice and serve with sauce or gravy of choice.

1 comment:

Joseph Carr said...

That roasted pork loin made me drool, and it's even boneless! That's what makes it more fun to eat. I usually add chili sauce on mine because the family likes their pork hot and spicy.

Joseph Carr