1 tsp kosher salt
3 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp freshly grated lemon zest
¾ cup dry vermouth or white wine
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1. Tie kitchen string around pork in three places so it doesn't flatten while roasting. Place salt and garlic in a small bowl and mash with the back of a spoon to form a paste. Stir in oil, rosemary and lemon zest; rub the mixture into the pork. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
3. Place the pork in a roasting pan. Roast, turning once or twice, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 145 degrees F, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, add vermouth (or wine) and vinegar to the roasting pan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce is reduced by half, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the string and slice the roast. Add any accumulated juices to the sauce and serve with the pork.
1. Very cold meat won't roast evenly.
Place it on the counter while preheating the oven.
2. Durable cotton kitchen string is
sold at kitchenware stores, most gourmet markets and large supermarkets. Do not use sewing thread or yarn, which may contain inedible dyes or unsavory chemicals.
3. A heavy-duty, high-sided roasting pan is essential for conducting heat evenly. Never substitute a cookie sheet. A broiler pan will work in a pinch, but the roast will inevitably be somewhat chewier.
4. Give it a rest. A roast's internal
temperature will rise about 10 degrees while resting. The natural juices will also reincorporate into the meat's fibers and the skin or crust will dry out slightly for a more toothsome yet more succulent dinner.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 10 Total
- Calories 221
- Calories from fat 99
- Total Fat 11gm 17%
- Saturated Fat 3gm 15%
- Monounsaturated Fat 6gm
- Sodium 227mg 9%
- Total Carbohydrates 1gm
- Fiber 0gm
- Protein 24gm
- Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.