Garlic Roast Pork Loin
Garlic Roast Pork Loin makes a delicious meal on a cool autumn day. If grilling is a summertime event, then roasting, to me, is a cold weather cooking event. And this is one of my favorite pork recipes. Pork is one of my favorite meats to roast and when you add fresh rosemary and garlic, you have a savory combination. I usually roast potatoes along side my meat; turnips are good too.
To start this Garlic Roast Pork Loin recipe, you will need:
- 2 - 3 lb. pork loin
- 6 garlic cloves, cut into quarters
- sprigs of rosemary
- kosher salt to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 c. dry white wine
- 1 lb. small red skin potatoes, cut into halves
Place rack in center of oven. Heat oven to 500° F.
With the point of a paring knife, make 1/2" slits all around the pork loin. Insert garlic in the slits along with a needle of rosemary. Rub roast generously with salt and pepper.
Place in a roasting pan. Cook for 20 minutes, then add potatoes. Continue roasting for another 40 - 50 minutes or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 140° F. The meat might still be slightly pink, and this is fine. Overcooked, the roast will be dry and unappealing.
Remove to a platter. Let meat rest before slicing while preparing the sauce.
Place pan on top of stove over high heat. Add wine and let come to boil. Scrape pan with wooden spoon to remove glaze; it will help flavor sauce. Cook until reduced by half. Serve along side your Garlic Roast Pork Loin.
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