So I have decided to not update my recipe blog any longer. It's just too much of a PITA to go back and fourth. Instead, any of the awesome recipes I use I'll just post here.
This is a little gem I stumbled upon while I was sick with the flu last week. I was on the couch watching Ten Dollar Dinners on FoodNetwork. When this recipe was completed, it looked SO scrumptious, I had to try it. It was a HUGE hit. J said this was "Honest to God the BEST thing he has ever eaten. EVER. Even better then anything he's ever had at a restaurant." *pats self on back*. He walked away from the dinner table mumbling "Thank you God for sending me a woman who can cook!" Have I mentioned how much I love him?
You can find the exact recipe here. I tweaked mine a little and will post mine.
INGREDIENTS: - 4.25 lb Pork Loin - 2 tbsp. Cumin - 1 1/2 tbsp. Cinnamon - 1 tbsp. Cayenne Pepper (these can be adjusted to how spicy you want your rub to be) - 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs - 1 tbsp. onion power - 1 1/2 tbsp. garlic power - 1 tbsp ginger - 1 1/2 tbsp parsley (Again, these can be adjusted to taste, but this is about what I used. I also like to use onion and garlic powder instead of the real stuff. I find it less overpowering) - A bit of Olive oil - Some Dijon mustard
DIRECTIONS: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
For rub: Mix together Cumin, Cinnamon, and Cayenne pepper. Rub over all sides of pork loin, generously coating. In a large pan, heat up some olive oil on medium heat. Once hot, place loin in FAT side down, and brown on all sides.
Once pork is browned, remove and place in baking dish fat side UP
Herb Crust: Mix together the bread crumbs, parsley, onion and garlic and ginger. Take a good bit of dijon mustard (Enough to cover top of pork) and spread over the top of the pork loin. Then press your bread crumb mixture into that.
Roast in oven for about 90 minutes.
I also made mine with baby red potatoes which I seasoned with some olive oil, salt, pepper, basil, and parsley. They were delicious! I served apple sauce on the side as well.
This is an AWESOME meal to make for the upcoming holiday, or any other night of the week! enjoy!!