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Cajun Roasted Pork Recipe

"My husband likes his food spicy, so this pork roast is a favorite," says Christine Wall of Bartlett, Illinois. "It can be baked in the oven or on the grill. I like to serve it with roasted new potatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin roast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, crushed red pepper flakes, ground cumin and white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • 1. Rub pork roast with oil. Combine remaining ingredients and rub over roast. Cover and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Transfer to a serving platter. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3 ounces cooked pork) equals 197 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 205 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.