- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary OR: 1 teaspoon dried
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth mixed with 1 cup water
1.Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
2.Mix together garlic, chopped fresh rosemary, grated lemon rind, salt, pepper, dried thyme, lemon juice and half the oil in a small bowl. Using your hands, rub the seasoning mixture over the top and sides of pork.
3.Spoon remaining olive oil into flame-proof roasting pan; spread evenly over bottom of pan. Place pork in pan.
4.Roast pork in 450 degrees F oven for 30 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Roast for 30 minutes or until instant-read meat thermometer inserted in center registers 160 degrees F. Remove pork from pan to cutting board. Let rest 15 minutes.
1.Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from roasting pan. Sprinkle flour evenly over drippings in pan. Place pan over medium-high heat; cook for 1 minute, scrapping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in broth mixture; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Strain gravy through fine-mesh sieve. Pour into a sauceboat and serve with sliced pork.
This dish is proof positive that the secret to how to cook pork roast is blending the right seasonings to best bring out the meat's natural flavor. Need ideas for side items? Try herb-roasted new or mashed potatoes, or fresh steamed veggies infused with the same herbs and spices as the roast.