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Crispy Roasted Pork Loin

Try the other white meat—it's lean, moist and Try the other white meat—it's lean, moist and great for sandwiches the next day. Serve with Vidalia Onion Apple Relish

April 8th, 2012

Photography by Colin Faulker Food Styling by Ian Muggridge

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour, plus 30 minutes resting time
  • 1 4-pound, centre-cut pork loin
  • 1/4 cups kosher salt
  • 1/4 cups olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 recipe Hasselback Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 475 F.

  2. Rub salt into the fat on top of roast, ensuring it is well incorporated. Then rub with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

  3. Flip roast over and rub flesh side with remaining olive oil.

  4. Spread potatoes in and around roast and put in oven for 30 minutes.

  5. Reduce oven temperature to 425°F and continue cooking for an additional 30-40 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer poked into the centre of the loin reaches 150 F.

  6. Remove from oven and let rest for 30 minutes. The internal temperature will continue to rise about 10 F, and the roast will finish cooking while it's resting. Remove twine before serving.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving (including 2 tablespoons of onion apple relish on page 128): 798 calories, 25 g fat, 75 g protein, 67 g carbohydrates, 6 g fibre. Excellent source vitamins B6, B12 and C, folate, iron, zinc and magnesium.

Crispy Roasted Pork Loin

3 responses to “Crispy Roasted Pork Loin”

  1. Gail says:

    How were the potatoes prepared?

  2. Blake Eligh says:

    Hi Gail: The link to the Hasselback Potatoes was accidentally dropped. We’ve updated the recipe with a link to the potato preparation. Let us know how it turns out! ~blake

  3. Linda says:

    I had to adlib on this one as there were no instructions on what to do with the garlic, rosemary or thyme???? As I didn’t have sprigs of fresh, I made a rub out of the three and mixed it with the olive oil. Works well.

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