Herb crusted pork loin...drool!

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Herb crusted pork loin...drool!
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Tue, 04-08-2014 - 8:01pm

Sunday I thawed half of a pork loin that I had no real plan for.  Somewhere in my head, an evil little Curious Chef brain cell said, "salt and herb crust!"  

I dried the loin off really well, rubbed it with a little oil, and made a rub of kosher salt, coarse ground black pepper, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, and sugar.  I let it stand with the rub for a few hours in the fridge, then brought it out to start coming to room temp about an hour before turning the oven to 300F.  I roasted it to 150F internal in a flat Corningware pan on top of carrots, celery and sliced onions.  Made gravy and mashed potatoes, a pot of spinach, and BINGO!  That roast was so incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful!  I ate it Sunday, and took the leftovers to work Monday and today...so sad when I ate the last bite today! Cry  

But I will do it again!  

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 04-09-2014 - 3:17pm
Sounds fabulous!! I haven't made a pork loin in quite a while, I may have to add that to the menu plan for next week.
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 04-09-2014 - 6:48pm

My next loin will be made with dressing.  I love pork and dressing!  Pork is going up, though, due to that weird virus that is going around the pig farms.  

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Registered: 08-11-2011
Mon, 04-14-2014 - 3:02pm

Oh that sounds good. Can I ask  how you apply a rub? That's always confused me. I get the idea, but when you have solid ingredients, I'm never sure if you're supposed to evenly apply them after you rub and so on. :)

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 10:02pm

LOL, Tessa, I live in the Memphis area and RUB is what we do, as we are known for our barbecue!  

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 10:02pm

LOL, Tessa, I live in the Memphis area and RUB is what we do, as we are known for our barbecue!  

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 10:02pm

LOL, Tessa, I live in the Memphis area and RUB is what we do, as we are known for our barbecue!  

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