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thyme and lemon pork loin

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Melanie B
Kennesaw, GA

This is so good. The amounts are approximate. I really didn't measure anything. For a better flavor, marinade several hours in the fridge.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For thyme and lemon pork loin

  • 4 lb
    pork loin, boneless
  • sprig
    thyme, fresh
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • salt and pepper

How To Make thyme and lemon pork loin

  • 1
    Cut deep slits in the fat side of the pork loin.
  • 2
    Insert 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme and 1/4 of a slice of lemon.
  • 3
    Rub the fat side with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with sprigs of thyme and fresh lemon slices.
  • 4
    Roast at 350 for about 25 minutes per pound or until a meat thermometer reaches 145. That is 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • 5
    For more depth of flavor, let marinade for several hours in the fridge before cooking.
  • 6
    I made a pan sauce with the drippings. I shook up 1 Tablespoon of corn starch and about 1 cup of water, added the juice of 1/2 lemon and stripped the thyme leaves from about 5 sprigs, Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and let thicken.