Pork loin roast with herbs

Pork loin can often be found on sale, making this an impressive yet economical entree. 

Start at a high temperature, then lower it to finish the roasting.

Time needed: 2 hrs

Servings: 8


Credits: Adapted from Paula Deen, FoodNetwork.com

  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Herb rub

Chop all the herbs together and combine with the other ingredients in a small bowl to form a paste.

  • 1 4-lb boneless pork loin with fat left on
  • Rub (above)

The roast

Massage the seasoning mixture all over the loin, meat and fat.

Put the roast in a roasting pan on a rack.

Roast at 450° for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325°.

Remove from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 145°. Cover with foil and allow to rest for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while resting.


Published 1/22/2019. Last updated 1/21/2019

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