This elegant roast is an easy centerpiece for a dinner party and pairs beautifully with potatoes done in your favorite style and a vegetable side dish. This healthy, delicious recipe will soon become a favorite of yours.
One pastured pork loin roast
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of thyme
2 teaspoons of rosemary
2 teaspoons of sage
¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together half of the oil and spices. Note: if using fresh herbs, remove the leaves from the stems and chop them finely.
- Add in the panko breadcrumbs and the cheese.
- Lay the roast flat, fatty side down on a clean surface such as a chopping board. Layer this breadcrumb mixture generously on the flattened roast. It should be approximately ¼ inch thick.
- Begin rolling the roast tightly, starting from one of the shorter sides (so that the final roll has more layers).
- Tie the rolled roast with kitchen twine in at least three places, but ideally every ½ inch.
- In the same mixing bowl, add the remaining spices and oil and mix well.
- Rub this mixture on the exterior of the tied loin roast.
- Place the prepared roast in a roasting pan and roast in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, estimating your cooking time at about 15 minutes per pound.
- When the internal temperature is reached, remove the roast from the oven and cover with aluminum foil and allow it to rest for 20 minutes.
- Remove the twine, slice and serve.
Consider using the roast drippings as the start of a flavor-packed gravy.