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Balsamic Rosemary Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes
Courtesy of National Pork Board
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 1 Hr.
What you need:
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+ 2-1/2 lb. boneless top loin pork roast
+ 1-1/2 c. fresh rosemary
+ 12 cloves garlic
+ 3 Tbsp. olive oil
+ 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
+ 1 tsp. salt
+ 2 tsp. black pepper
+ 2-1/2 lb. small red potatoes, cut into 1/2 in. wedges
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. In a food processor, combine rosemary leaves, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper and pulse to make a coarse, wet paste, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Spread 3/4 paste on all sides of roast. Place roast, fat side up, in shallow roasting pan large enough to hold roast with 3-in. room around all sides. Roast 15 min.
3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine potatoes and remaining paste.
4. Reduce oven to 350°F. Add potato mixture to pan, arranging potatoes around roast. Continue roasting 40-45 min., tossing potatoes halfway through, or until internal temperature of roast reaches 145°F and potatoes are tender. (If roast is done before potatoes, transfer it to a cutting board and return roasting pan with potatoes to oven.)
5. Remove roast from oven and let rest 10 min. Slice roast and arrange on platter. Surround with potatoes and serve.
* Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more recipes visit:
Calories: 400; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 90mg; Total Carbs: 26g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 33g; Sodium: 370mg;