Herb & Garlic Crusted Pork Roast

Scrumptious pork loin made with a crusty herb coating. A bone-in loin roast will yield the best results. Yum!

Herb & Garlic Crusted Pork Roast
Herb & Garlic Crusted Pork Roast

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

555

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

555

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup kosher salt

  • 1/4

    cup brown sugar

  • 8

    cups cold water

  • 3 to 3 1/2

    pound center-cut boneless pork loin

  • 3

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4

    slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (uncooked)*

  • 1

    tablespoon apricot preserves

  • 2

    teaspoons garlic, finely chopped

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 1 1/2

    cups fresh bread crumbs

  • 3

    tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 3

    tablespoons melted butter

Directions

For the brine, in a large bowl dissolve salt and sugar in the 8 cups of cold water. Place pork in brine, making sure to fully submerge. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours. Remove loin from brine and blot dry with paper towels. In a nonstick skillet brown all sides of pork in hot oil, about 10 minutes. Set aside until cool. In a food processor or blender puree uncooked bacon to a smooth puree. Transfer half the bacon to bowl. Stir in apricot preserves, chopped garlic, and 2 teaspoons of the chopped rosemary. Place cooled pork on waxed paper. Spread thinly with bacon puree. In a separate bowl mix bread crumbs, remaining rosemary, parsley, melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Toss well to mix. Press crumb mixture onto roast, applying enough pressure for crumbs to adhere. Position oven rack in lowest position; preheat oven to 425°F. Transfer pork to a wire rack in a foil-lined baking dish or roasting pan. Roast 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F. Roast 45 minutes more to until a thermometer registers 145°F. Remove pork from oven, tent with foil, and allow to rest 15 minutes. * This amount of bacon is necessary for blades to process. For an easy appetizer, spread remaining bacon puree on baguette slices, then broil until golden.

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