This perfectly cooked pork loin is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough to impress guests at a dinner party.
- 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 lb.)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 12 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (finely minced)
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (finely minced)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Line a roasting pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil and position a roasting rack inside of it.
- Pat the pork loin dry with paper towels, season it liberally on all sides with salt and black pepper and rub with olive oil.
- Make twelve 1/4-inch-deep slits throughout the pork loin. Stuff a garlic clove inside each slit. Pat the parsley, thyme and rosemary evenly over the surface of the meat.
- Position the pork loin onto the roasting rack.
- Roast the pork loin on the middle rack of the oven for 75-90 minutes or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 138-142°F.
- Check to see that pork loin is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
- Allow the pork loin to rest on the rack for 10-15 minutes. While it rests, it should reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Transfer the pork loin to a cutting board. Carve and serve immediately.