Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dish for your next family dinner? Look no further! This recipe for a tender and juicy pork loin roast is exactly what you need. With just a few simple ingredients and about an hour of your time, you can create a meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.
What Makes Pork Loin Roast Special?
Pork loin roast is a versatile cut of meat that can be seasoned in various ways. In this recipe, we let the natural flavor of the pork shine through, enhancing it with a simple seasoning rub. By starting with a high oven temperature to develop a flavorful crust and then roasting it to tender perfection, we ensure that each bite is packed with savory goodness.
Pork Loin Roast vs Pork Tenderloin
It’s essential to note that pork loin roast and pork tenderloin are two distinct cuts of meat. Pork tenderloin is leaner, narrower, and cooks much faster. So, when preparing this recipe, make sure you choose pork loin roast specifically. If you’re interested in pork tenderloin, check out our “Best Damn Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin” recipe.
Ingredients and Preparation
We believe in keeping things simple while making sure the flavors shine through. For this recipe, you’ll need a few dry ingredients like paprika, rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Coat the roast with Worcestershire sauce to keep the dry rub in place and apply the seasoning liberally.
Trim the excess fat from the pork loin roast, leaving a thin layer to enhance the flavor and juiciness. Once coated with Worcestershire sauce, generously apply the seasoning mix to the roast, ensuring it’s thoroughly covered.
Cooking the Pork Loin Roast
Preheat your oven to 425°F and place the roast, fat-cap side up, on a foil-covered sheet pan. Roast for 15 minutes to develop a lovely crust, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F and continue roasting for 40-60 minutes, depending on the size of the roast.
To ensure the roast is cooked to perfection, use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature. We recommend an internal temperature of 145°F for a tender and juicy result. Remember that the roast will continue to cook after it’s removed from the oven, so removing it at around 140°F-143°F is ideal to avoid dryness.
Rest and Slice
Once the roast is done, remove it from the oven and cover it loosely with foil. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute, resulting in a tender and juicy roast. After resting, place it on a cutting surface and slice it into ½-inch thick pieces.
Your beautifully roasted pork loin is now ready to be served. Spoon the delicious pan juices over the meat for added flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use the pan juices to create a gravy. Pair your pork roast with a side dish of your choice. We recommend our air fryer roasted lemon pepper broccoli, Instant Pot Parmesan Ranch potatoes, or some fresh veggies like air fryer roasted zucchini and peppers or air fryer honey maple roasted carrots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can this recipe be doubled?
A: Absolutely! For larger pork loin roasts, adjust the ingredients accordingly. Plan on approximately 15-20 minutes of cooking time per pound, after the initial 15 minutes at 425°F.
Q: Can I cook it from frozen?
A: For the best results, we recommend defrosting your frozen pork roast before cooking.
So, why wait? Get your apron on and start preparing this delicious pork loin roast. For more mouthwatering recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Ekilove. Happy cooking!