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Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin Recipe

I am writing this tonight from Las Vegas. Today I watched the Pillsbury Bake Off and it was a celebration of the home cook. I loved it. Had a great time, and will share more about the experience in a few days. Tonight though, we are going to talk about chefs. Food + Wine celebrates a new chef every year and has done so for the last 25 years. Chefs that are now household names. Thomas Keller, Nobu, Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert are just a few that have gone on to huge and great culinary achievements. While I am a home cook, and am proud to be one, we can always learn new things from chefs that have made careers out of achieving culinary perfection. Creating new techniques and finding new flavor profiles that we can bring into our homes. Food & Wine has published a new cookbook celebrating these chefs and asked me to cook one of the recipes from the book.

I chose the Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin from the 2008 winner, Ethan Stowell. While this recipe is about as simple as a roast pork recipe can be, it teaches a technique that can be used for many other applications. Beef, chicken, lamb. It is flavorful, and a great basic recipe that you can use to get your feet wet when it comes to roasting meats. I can be put off from roasting meats sometimes because I am afraid of not knowing when it is done or overcooking it. This recipe came out perfectly, and will become a staple. I made this on a weeknight, with homemade apple sauce and mashed potatoes. It was a cozy fall dinner.

Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin Recipe

1/4 plus 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 garlic cloves, chopped
1 bunch rosemary, chopped
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds center-cut pork loin

Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin RecipeIn a small bowl combine 1/4 cup olive oil, chopped garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin RecipeRub all over the pork, including the top, bottom, and sides.

Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin RecipePut the pork in a plastic bag. Marinate overnight in the fridge.

Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin RecipeTake the pork out of the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Brush off as much marinade as you can.

thermometerI love this thermometer. When I cook any sort of roast, I use a thermometer to tell when it is done. I have bought many cheap digital thermometers and I think this it is entirely worth it to buy a high quality one. This particular model comes with a nice case and has a magnet on the back so you can stick it directly on your oven. You set the desired temeprature and it alerts you when it has reached it. No more guesswork. Love this thing. I use it for making candy and frosting too.

garlic rosemary pork loin recipeHeat a large oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. I used a Dutch oven because it is the perfect size for this. Add 2 Tablespoons oil and heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the pork and cook until brown on all sides. This takes about 10 minutes total.

garlic rosemary pork loin recipeTransfer to preheated 400 degree oven and roast for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a thermometer registers 135°.

garlic rosemary pork loin recipeTransfer to a board and let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Slice into thin pieces. Serve with homemade apple sauce and mashed potatoes.

garlic and rosemary pork loin recipe

Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin

Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin

Ingredients

  • 1/4 plus 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 bunch rosemary, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds center-cut pork loin

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup olive oil, chopped garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Rub all over the pork, including the top, bottom, and sides. Put the pork in a plastic bag. Marinate overnight in the fridge.
  2. Take the pork out of the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Brush off as much marinade as you can. Heat a large oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tablespoons oil and heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the pork and cook until brown on all sides. This takes about 10 minutes total.
  3. Transfer to preheated 400 degree oven and roast for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a thermometer registers 135°.
  4. Transfer to a board and let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Slice into thin pieces.
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8 Responses to Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin

  1. Your pork sounds and looks delicious. All that lovely bits on the bottom make great gravy too. If you remove the pork
    after you’ve browned it, add stock and scrape the bits off. *chef tip*

  2. Beth Young says:

    Gosh this looks yummy! I’m really into cooking pork at the moment so am really looking forward to trying this out!

  3. Suzanne says:

    First time on your site and I wanted to say your pictures are lovely! Merry Christmas!

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