- Prep: 25 min
- Cook Time: 2 hr 20 min
- Total: 2 hr 45 min
- Serving: Serves 10 people
This dish is perfect for your holiday guests. Zesty lemon and fresh herbs makes Herbed Pork Loin a special dinner.
- 1, 3-pound pork loin, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 3/4 cup dry vermouth or white wine
- 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
- Using cooking string, tie the pork in a few spots so it won't flatten while roasting. In a small bowl, add salt and garlic and mash it into a paste. Stir in the oil, rosemary and lemon zest. Use the mixture to rub over the pork. Refrigerate for about an hour, uncovered.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Add the pork to a roasting pan. Cook the pork, turning it one or twice, until a thermometer in the thickest part of the roast registers 145 degrees. This should be about 40-50 minutes. Once cooked, transfer the roast to a cutting board to rest for about 10 minutes.
- While the roast is resting, add the vermouth or wine and vinegar to the roasting pan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to simmer and cook. Scrape up any of the browned parts. Cook until the mixture is reduced by half. This should take 2-4 minutes.
- Remove the string from the pork and slice the roast. Use the sauce mixture to top the roast and serve.