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Roasted pork is one of the best Sunday dinners around. You may even want to make this one for Easter.

  • 3 lb. boneless pork loin roast
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp. PENZEYS MINCED GARLIC)
  • 1 tsp. THYME
  • 2 tsp. ROSEMARY
  • 1 TB. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest (1/2 tsp. MINCED LEMON PEEL)
  • 2 TB. olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 tsp. ARROWROOT or cornstarch for thickening gravy, if desired.

Heat oven to 450. Rinse the roast and pat dry. In a small bowl, mix together the GARLIC, THYME, ROSEMARY, lemon juice, lemon zest, 1 TB. of the olive oil, salt and PEPPER. Rub the seasoning all over pork loin. Spread the remaining olive oil evenly over the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the pork in the pan. Roast at 450 for 30 minutes; lower the temperature to 350 and continue roasting for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 155. Remove the pork to a cutting board; cover with foil and let stand 15 minutes or until the temperature reaches 160. Slice and serve.

For gravy, save 2 cups of the water you cooked the potatoes in (assuming you're using the gravy for mashed potatoes; if not, 2 cups of water is fine). Remove the roast from the pan and drain off all but 2 TB. fat (if there is any). Place the pan on the stove top, pour in the potato water and let sit a few minutes. Scrape up browned bits from pan. Pour juice through a strainer into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and reduce liquid by 1/3. Reduce heat to medium low, taste and add salt to taste. Thicken with 1-2 tsp. ARROWROOT or cornstarch dissolved in 1 TB. water.

Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 60-75 minutes
Serves: 10-12

Nutritional Information:
Servings 10; Serving Size 4 oz. (103); Calories 170; Calories from fat 60; Total fat 6g; Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 115mg; Carbohydrate 1g; Dietary Fiber 0g; Sugars 0g; Protein 25g.

Penzeys Minced Garlic .4oz 1/4 cup jar
Thyme French .8 oz. 1/2 cup jar
Rosemary Cracked 1.2 oz. 1/2 cup jar
Lemon Peel .9 oz. 1/4 cup jar
Penzeys Freshly Ground Pepper 2.4oz 1/2 cup jar
Arrowroot Starch 1.1 oz. 1/4 cup jar

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