Herbal Pork Loin Roast

Pork Loin

Whether you want a quick weeknight meal, or something more special to impress guests, this herbal pork loin fillet roast will do the trick.

Tender pork loin is marinated in fresh herbs, spices, and oil, then grilled until perfectly cooked through. Mix and match the herbs with your favorites, or what you have growing in your garden.

This marinade is also great on steak and other cuts of beef, chicken, and hearty fish fillets. Serve with grilled or roasted potatoes or other vegetables.

Herbal Pork Loin Roast Recipe

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Pork Loin
Whether you want a quick weeknight meal or something more special to impress guests, this herbal pork loin roast will do the trick.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme roughly chopped
  • 4 teaspoons fresh sage roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pound pork loin

Equipment

  • blender
  • grill

Directions

  • Add thyme, sage, garlic, onion powder, pepper, salt, and oil into a food processor and blend until finely chopped and combined.
  • Remove (cut) any silver skin and/or membrane from the exterior of the pork. This will allow the herb mixture to better penetrate the pores of the meat.
  • Apply the herb mixture evenly over all sides of the pork. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Remove from the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Put the pork on the grill. After 5 to 6 minutes, turn the meat to the other side and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the meat in various locations. The target is to reach at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Don’t go too much beyond that, there will be some carry-over temperature increase.
  • If the exterior of the meat is already a good sear (brown color), but the internal temperature is not at the target, move the meat to the other side of the grill away from the heat until it reaches the target temperature.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 51gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 694mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg

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Tom Wallin became involved with “low n’ slow” southern style barbecue in 2004 when he and his wife (Kay) became Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified BBQ Judges.

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