Finally got together with our two new friends from Vermont and since I had a lovely pork loin roast in the freezer, some very fresh cauliflower and four sweet potatoes, it was a no-brainer! Bonus – after thawing the roast I didn’t have to marinade it! Start it off with a crisp Caesar salad…actually this meal would be great for Easter...
Honey Dijon Pork Loin Roast
Servings 8 serves
- 3- pound pork loin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium gluten free soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375˚F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
- Pat dry pork loin with paper towels.
- In a small mixing bowl combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.
- Lightly spray pork loin with cooking spray. This will make it easier for the spice mix to stick.
- Take the spice mix and rub it all over the pork loin.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat and sear the pork loin until browned on all sides; about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
- Transfer pork loin to previously prepared baking sheet, fat-layer side up; set aside.
- In a bowl, combine garlic, honey, soy sauce, mustard and oil; whisk until well combined. If too thick, add a bit more oil or soy sauce.
- Brush remaining honey mixture over the pork loin.
- Roast for 45 minutes or until internal temperature of the pork loin reaches 145˚F
With the cooler weather coming in, I went searching for a great and easy pork roast recipe. Simple and yet very tasty. The leftover pork and sauce made great open face sandwiches for lunch today…if you are watching your sugar intake, cut back on the honey…I used only 4 Tablespoons…
Honey, Mustard and Rosemary Pork Roast
3/4 cup beer
1/2 cup Dijon mustard (I used the peppercorn version)
6 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 2-pound boneless pork loin roast
1/2 cup whipping cream
Whisk first 6 ingredients to blend in 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Add pork and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour or cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Transfer pork to rack set in roasting pan; reserve marinade. Roast until thermometer inserted into center registers 150°F., about 55 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes.
Strain marinade into heavy medium saucepan. (Not really necessary to strain). Add cream and juices from roasting pan. Boil sauce until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Slice pork; arrange on platter. Drizzle some sauce over. Serve, passing extra sauce separately.