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Now the key question. Was the meat for these recipes for pork loin roasts raised on pasture or in confinement?
If pasture raised, you have a healthy piece of meat. If confinement raised, the roast still has nutritional value and taste, but less than the former. Pasture raised meat will be higher in beta-carotene and vitamins E, A and D. Also, if calories are a concern note this: Meat from grain-fed (that is confinement raised) animals has approximately twice the amount of fat as meat from pasture raised animals.
The quandary is how to locate pasture raised pork. Nearly 100% of pork sold in supermarkets was raised in a confinement operation. Not even the best recipes for pork loin roast can change the nature of the meat. Our best bet? Find a local farmer or farmer's market and purchase grassfed meat.
Family Favorite Recipe for Pork Loin Roast
Pork loin roast, preferably pasture raised
Season with salt and pepper. Place roast with fat side up on rack in open roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into center of roast. Place in 300 degree F oven and roast about 30 minutes per pound. The meat thermometer should register about 145-165 degrees F when done.
Make gravy from drippings. A pinch of sage will season this recipe for pork loin roast just right.
Prune Recipe for Pork Loin Roast
Boneless pork loin roast, about 3 pounds, preferably pasture raised
Choose a pan or bowl about the size of the roast. Mix the garlic, rosemary and olive oil in the container. Add the pork roast; rub with the marinade. Let stand for 2-3 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a heavy skillet heat the canola oil until smoking hot. Season pork roast with salt and pepper. Place the pork roast into the hot oil (Be careful of splashes!). Cook until golden brown on all sides. At this temperature it only takes about 5 minutes.
Pour off the oil. Place pan in oven and cook until roast reaches internal temperature of 145-165 degrees F. Remove and let stand a few minutes to facilitate carving. Pour prunes over carved roast for a delicious meal.
Recipe for Pork Loin Roast with Pineapple!
Pork loin roast, preferably grassfed, about 3 pounds
Season with salt and pepper. Place roast with fat side up on rack in open roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into center of roast. Place in 300 degree F oven and roast about 25-30 minutes per pound. The meat thermometer should register about 145-165 degrees F when done. Do not overcook.
Pour crushed pineapples over roast and serve. Serves about 6 people.
Variations of recipes for pork loin roast abound. Get creative. You might try various marinades. Or better, try caramelized apples, applesauce or raspberries as sauces over the cooked roast.