Rosemary Pork Roast

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"A simple recipe which is very good. Good for summer or winter as you may cook it on either the grill or in the oven. I have a dozen rosemary bushes used as ground cover so there is never a short supply of rosemary branches for this dish. A smaller or larger loin may be used, depending on the size of your family. The technique remains the same."

Original recipe yields 10-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (256.4 g)
  • Calories 499.7
  • Total Fat - 25.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 279.5 mg
  • Sodium - 145.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 63.3 g
  • Calcium - 31.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.3 mg

Step 1

Rub the pork loin with the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Step 2

Lay fresh rosemary branches on side of loin where there is no fat. Wrap and secure with cooking twine.

Step 3

In hot cast iron skillet or roasting pan, place loin fat side down. Brown on all sides.

Step 4

Place skillet/roasting pan in oven and bake at 250 degrees for about 2 hours, until roast reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees. Time is going to depend on the meat itself and your oven. Start testing at 1 1/2 hours. OR place on grill heated to 250 degrees. You may remove the loin from the pan if you want grill marks.

Step 5

When done, remove roast from oven. Set on cutting board and allow to rest 20 minutes.

Step 6

Cut twine, remove rosemary branches, slice to desired thickness.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Very delicious roast and the timing is perfect. I just had a small pork sirloin roast, turned out very tasty and tender. It browned up nicely on the stove top and i loved the slow cook method, it kept it very moist and juicy. Lovely rosemary flavour. I will be making this again, thanks for posting.

(9 Jul 2012)


Made this last night with an extra pork loin I didn't know what to do with. Turned out well, even though I only used half of the rosemary (didn't want to kill my plant, I'm lucky it's still alive). I cooked in a dutch oven in which I browned, and then put in the oven. Loved it!!!

(25 Jan 2012)