A succulent pork loin roast, coated with a sticky and flavorful honey garlic glaze, is a show-stopping centerpiece for any special occasion or family gathering. The combination of sweet honey and pungent garlic creates a delectable balance of flavors that perfectly complements the juicy and tender meat. In this article, I’ll guide you through the steps to prepare a mouthwatering honey garlic glazed pork loin roast

1. How To Cook Pork Loin Roast

Ingredients

  • 4-5 pound pork loin roast
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) to ensure it’s hot and ready for roasting the pork loin.

Step 2: Prepare the Honey Garlic Glaze

In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and chopped rosemary (if using). This mixture will serve as your delicious honey garlic glaze.

Step 3: Season the Pork Loin

Pat the pork loin roast dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. This will help the glaze adhere to the meat better. Then season the pork loin with salt and pepper to taste, ensuring even coverage on all sides.

Step 4: Apply the Honey Garlic Glaze

Place the seasoned pork loin in a roasting pan or baking dish, fat side up. Brush a generous amount of the honey garlic glaze all over the pork loin, making sure to cover the entire surface. Reserve some of the glaze for basting during cooking.

Step 5: Roast the Pork Loin

Transfer the roasting pan with the glazed pork loin to the preheated oven.

Roast the pork loin for 20 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C). Cooking times may vary, so it’s important to use a meat thermometer to ensure accurate results.

Step 6: Baste the Pork Loin

Every 20 minutes or so, open the oven and baste the pork loin with the reserved honey garlic glaze. This will add additional layers of flavor and help to keep the meat moist.

Step 7: Rest and Slice

Once the pork loin reaches the desired internal temperature, remove it from the oven and tent it loosely with aluminum foil.

Allow the pork loin to rest for about 10-15 minutes to let the juices redistribute throughout the meat. After the resting period, transfer the pork loin to a cutting board and slice it into desired portions.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy

Arrange the sliced honey garlic glazed pork loin on a serving platter, and drizzle any remaining glaze from the roasting pan over the top.

Serve the pork loin with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Additional Tips

For an extra touch of flavor, marinate the pork loin in the honey garlic glaze for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator before roasting. This will intensify the flavors and tenderize the meat.

If you prefer a thicker glaze, you can simmer the leftover glaze in a small saucepan over medium heat until it reduces and thickens slightly. Drizzle this glaze over the sliced pork loin just before serving.

Consider using a meat thermometer with an alarm feature to ensure perfect cooking without overcooking the pork loin.

With a perfectly roasted and juicy pork loin, adorned with a sticky and flavorful glaze, you have a meal that will be remembered long after it’s been devoured. Follow the steps outlined in this article, and you’ll be rewarded with a show-stopping centerpiece for your next gathering

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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