I was reading the Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics and, loving pork loin, a recipe for herb marinated loin of pork caught my eye. It seemed relatively simple except that it called for the pork to be grilled. Living in an apartment in Chicago, I do not own a grill and it’s still a little cold. Instead I planned to sear it on the stove top and then roast it in the oven. At the last minute I deglazed the pan with lemon juice and cooked it down with chicken stock and a little mustard until the sauce was syrupy.
Herb Marinated Loin of Pork
adapted from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.
grated zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 minced cloves of garlic
1 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 lb pork loin
salt and pepper
Combine first 6 ingredients to make marinade.
Cover pork in marinade and let sit in fridge overnight.
Preheat oven to 375F. Heat saute pan on medium to high heat. Sear pork loin on all sides. Transfer pork to oven safe pan and roast for about 45 min until pork is done.