Herb Rubbed Pork Loin
Recipe type: Pork
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Serves: 2-3
A bright and zesty herb rub with a spicy kick!
  • 0.4kg pork loin
  • 1½ tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper (skip if you don't want it spicy)
  • 1½ tsp chopped parsley
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Combine and grind all dry spices.
  2. Add in fresh herbs, garlic, lemon zest and olive oil.
  3. Mix by hand or with food processor.
  4. Rub mixture into surface of pork loin.
  5. Tightly wrap pork loin in plastic wrap.
  6. Let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 hour (the longer the better!).
  7. Remove from fridge when ready to cook.
  8. Heat oven to 375F.
  9. While oven is preheating, in a pan on med-high heat (hot enough to sear meat), add oil & once heated, sear each side of the pork loin until browned (about 2 minutes per side).
  10. Once oven is preheated, place pork loin on baking dish, cooking until internal temperature reaches 145F. (Can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the size of your pork loin). I would check temperature at 20 minutes to check progress (mine took about 20 minutes).
  11. Allow pork to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
  12. Cut into slices, drizzle with salsa verde if desired (see recipe link below).
  13. Serve.
Recipe by BS' in the Kitchen at https://bsinthekitchen.com/herb-rubbed-pork-loin/