Monday, January 17, 2011
No Fuss Pork Loin Roast
Serves 4-6 people
1 kg Pork Loin Roast
1 tbsp Dried Thyme
Salt and Pepper
1 cup Vegetable Stock
1 tbsp Flour
1 tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Season the pork roast generously on all sides with salt, pepper, and dried thyme. Place in a roasting pan or a casserole and bake in 200 degree Celsius oven for about 15 minutes.
Turn the oven down to 140 degrees Celsius and bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of the pork roast is between 65-70 degrees Celsius (150-160 degrees Farenheit). Remove the roast from the oven, put on a plate, cover with foil and let rest for about 20 minutes before cutting.
In the meantime, place the used roasting pan on the stove top on medium- high heat. Add the vegetable stock and using a whisk, stir to deglaze the pan. Sprinkle in the flour and whisk until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Stir in the butter. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve slices of pork roast with mashed potatoes or rice and drizzle with sauce.
Please note, this recipe will work for varying sizes of pork roast. As per the recipe, cook at 200 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat and cook until the internal temperature of the roast is 145 degrees).