Roast Pork with Herb Crust
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This flavorful dish derives its character from a combination of thyme, coarse salt, and pepper.
dried thyme1 Tbsp
table salt2 tsp, coarse
black pepper¾ tsp, coarsely ground
uncooked vidalia onion(s)1 large, thinly sliced
Granny Smith apple2 small, cored and thinly sliced
uncooked lean only pork loin2 pound(s), boneless pork top loin roast, trimmed of all visible fat
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Mix together the thyme, salt, and pepper. Scatter the onion and apples over the bottom of a rectangular roasting pan and sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of the seasoning mixture. Place the roast on top and rub the exposed surface with the rest of the seasoning mixture. Roast 15 minutes.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 300°F and roast until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 155°F, 35–40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the apples and onion on the side.