A simple recipe that will give you a moist and tender pork roast with minimal hands on time.
Pork Loin Roast with pan juices, quinoa, roast carrots and salad
Perfectly Moist Pork Loin Roast – serves 4-6
3 lb boneless pork loin roast
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp pepper
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/4 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl, combine one tablespoon of the oil, the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika. Stir together until you get a somewhat runny paste than can be brushed on the roast with a silicone brush. You may need to add some more oil.
Trim off as much of the fat as you wish from the pork. Cut slashes about 1/2 inch deep, and cross-hatches 1 inch apart into the pork. Brush the seasoning mixture on the bottom, ends, and top of the roast. Place in roasting pan fat side up.
Cook at 400 degrees for 10 min.
Lower the heat to 350 degrees and cook for 20 minutes per pound, or until internal temperature reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
NOTE: If you wish, you may add 1 inch cubes of potatoes and/or carrots to the roasting pan. Lightly sprinkle with some salt. The pork juices will further flavour the vegetables.
Remove the pork roast and put a piece of foil loosely on top. Let the meat rest for 10 min before slicing to serve.
A couple of half inch thick slices will be plenty per person. If the vegetables need more time to become tender, return the roasting pan to the oven.