Our (Almost) Favorite Pork Loin

Our (Almost) Favorite Pork Loin

Once upon a time, there were two little piggies who grew to be middle sized piggies very quickly.  They had a date to travel to the far off land of Freezer Camp.  However, their travel agent busted a wing and couldn’t help them on their way.

Time passed, and slowly the travel agent grew strong and healthy again.  However, the piggies grew too. In fact, they grew to be very big piggies indeed!  They grew so big that the travel agent couldn’t book their passage to Freezer Camp, even with both wings working.

While the agent was growing strong and the piggies were growing big, the land of Homestead-A-Lot was becoming very warm and ye olde bank account was growing very small.  So, an edict came down from the Lord of Homestead-A-Lot!  It became law that the piggies had to wait until ye old bank account grew, then make a voyage to a far off travel agent with deluxe accommodations that included The Room of the Cold!

While the people of Homestead-a-lot waited for ye old bank account to grow, the previous piggy, who had traveled to Freezer Camp the year before, began to dwindle in size.  Until at last, there was no more piggy in the land of Freezer Camp.  There was mourning and gnashing of teeth throughout the land!

At last, the homestead’s travel agent found a partial piggie on a layover between other lands of Freezer Camp.  She paid the piggy’s fare to Homestead-A-Lot!  Thus pork loin returned to the royal table, and there was great rejoicing in the land!

The Lord and Lady (Travel Agent) of Homestead-A-Lot
Note the busted wing.

THE END

After living with a pork free freezer for a while, we were seriously jonesing for our favorite pork loin recipe.  On a recent trip to Win-CO, I found a good price on these monster pork loins.The first thing I did was cut it into portions that fit the way I cook.

As you see, I got small, medium, and large roasts from the loin, as well as seven boneless pork chops.  The small roast will eventually go in the crockpot and become carnitas.  The chops will make a lovely Sunday dinner with some new potatoes and asparagus.  The medium roast is the right size for a company meal.  However, the large roast is what I’m cooking today!

This large roast pork loin will provide several meals for our family over the next few days.  I am going to prepare it using a very simple and VERY delicious method.  This is (almost) our favorite way to make pork loin!  The only way it could be better would be if it was made with our home raised pork!

Our Favorite Pork Loin Recipe
Print Recipe
This is simple, delicious, and pretty enough for company. I hope you'll give it a try!
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 Hours
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 Hours
Our Favorite Pork Loin Recipe
Print Recipe
This is simple, delicious, and pretty enough for company. I hope you'll give it a try!
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 Hours
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: variable
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425`. Pare and cut vegetables into rough pieces.
  2. Mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Coat vegetables and apples in mixture. Drain vegetables and place in a 9 x 13 pan. Retain the mixture.
  3. Place the loin on the bed of vegetables and apples. Coat thoroughly with the oil mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered in 425` oven until thermometer inserted in thickest or most central part of roast reads 145`F.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to rest ten minutes before carving.
  6. Serve on a bed of roasted vegetables and top with liquid from pan. (This can be thickened with corn starch and water if desired.)
Recipe Notes

The steam from the vegetables helps keep the roast moist and succulent.  I love dishes like this for company.  I pop it in the oven and tidy up.  When my guests arrive, the house looks and smells great.  Then, all that caramel colored garlicky goodness comes out of the oven, and I look like a kitchen diva!

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What is your favorite pork recipe?  Do you raise your own?  If you give this recipe a try, I hope trumpets sound and there’s dancing in the streets of your Land!  Perhaps vassals and serfs will swear undying fealty to the Keeper of Ye Kitchen Range!  Leave me a comment if you have the time!  The dogs of Homestead-A-Lot love it when you comment!  They think it cuts down on my monologuing to them!

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    1. Sherry,
      Thanks, for stopping by! I love apples with pork. Particularly the good tart ones!
      Anne

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