Saturday, August 31, 2013

Garlic-and-Rosemary Roast Pork Loin

Prep : 20 minutes         Bake time: 1 hour  30 minutes  + overnight marinating       Serves  4

A big, bold, garlicky marinade, made with a whole bunch of fresh rosemary, flavors this juicy roast .

1/4              cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8                 large garlic cloves, chopped
1                 bunch of rosemary, leaves only, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
2                 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2              teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2                 pounds center-cut pork loin

1 .          In a small bowl, stir 1/4 cup of the olive oil with the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the pork. Transfer the pork and marinade to a large, resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.
2 .         Preheat the oven to 400°. Let the pork stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Brush off as much of the marinade as possible. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering. Add the pork to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pork to the oven and roast for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden and a thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°. Transfer the roast to a work surface or carving board and let rest for 15 minutes before thinly slicing and serving.

Suggested Pairing :
Herb-scented Washington state red blend.


  1. Another delicious recipe! You come up with the best ones!

  2. I agree with Nellie! You sure are one busy cook!

    Thanks for sharing, Nee...

  3. Hi Nellie , love to cook [giggling] my family is big eaters . Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hi Louise , recyclying my recipes I posted when I first started , I do love sharing . Thanks for sharing. :).


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