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Herbed Pork and Roast Potatoes Recipe

My nephew from Toronto shared this recipe with me a while back. It is very flavorful, and the accompanying roasted potatoes make it a complete meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 14 to 16 unpeeled small red potatoes (about 2 pounds), halved

Directions

  • 1. Combine garlic and salt in a small bowl until a paste forms. Add parsley, paprika and oregano; mix well. Whisk in oil. Rub over roast. Cover and chill overnight.
  • 2. Place roast and any extra oil mixture in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes. Add potatoes to pan. Reduce heat to 350°; bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°. Spoon drippings over potatoes. Let roast stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 268 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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