Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pork Loin Roast

  • Pork Loin (whatever size or weight you want to buy)
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1 cup of beer (I always use budweiser for some reason)
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Roughly chop the garlic
  3. Cut small holes into the pork loin with a knife tip and insert a few garlic pieces all around 
  4. Place the pork loin in a large size zip lock bag
  5. Season with salt and pepper (liberally)
  6. Squeeze the lime juice and throw the squeezed lime in the bag
  7. Pour in the beer and seal the bag
  8. Gently mix from the outside of the bag with your hands
  9. Let sit in the fridge at least 4 hours (overnight preferably)
  10. In a frying pan that can go in the oven pour in some vegetable oil (2 Tbps) and fry the loin on high heat for about 5 minutes each side
  11. Pour in the rest of the marinade and place in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the size of your pork loin
  12. Remove and check that the meat is well cooked with a thermometer (150 degrees) or just cut a piece to see if it's not rare
  13. Let rest for about 5 minutes before slicing with a knife

I wanted to make this dish simple yet tasty.  I totally accomplished it!  It's the only way I'll ever make pork loin now! The piece I got was a couple of pounds so it's gonna be good for at least 3 meals in our house.  This will also make a great cuban sandwich by thinly slicing the left overs.  Perfect entree for guests.  I'd say 6 people can eat comfortably with other side dishes.  I served it with a "fried" rice.  I simply cooked rice like I normally do and added corn, ham, and red pepper pieces.  Mixed it all together in a frying pan with some olive oil.

Thank you for sharing :)