Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blog Hopping

Today I am getting around the blogosphere by Blog Hopping with The Mommy Chef!  Feel free to join in!

Here's my recipe for my blog hop.  Just FYI - I often make this without the asparagus.


ROASTED ROSEMARY PORK WITH ASPARAGUS


INGREDIENTS:
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 large garlic cloves, minced
4 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (5-pound) center-cut pork loin roast
2 pounds fresh thick asparagus spears, trimmed and blanched

TO PREPARE:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a bowl. Reserve 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil mixture. Spread the remaining olive oil mixture over the fat side of the pork and arrange on a wire rack in a roasting pan.

Place the pork in the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees. Roast for 2 hours. Toss the asparagus with the reserved olive oil mixture in a shallow dish. Arrange the asparagus around the pork and roast for 15 to 20 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees for medium or 170 degrees for well done. Slice the pork and serve immediately with the asparagus.

NOTE: Roasting the asparagus along with the pork gives it a delicious flavor.

SERVES: 12

7 comments:

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmm too bad I only have the makings for tuna mac ans no money.. that looks delish!

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  2. I think rosemary makes EVERYTHING taste better! I can't get enough of it. :) And really, the same goes for asparagus. Martha Stewart did a whole slideshow [40+ recipes] using asparagus- I was in heaven!!

    I can't wait to try this recipe of yours. Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  3. This DOES look delicious!!!

    I may surprise myself and get the urge to cook after looking at all these MckLinky recipes!

    Lucy

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  4. Yum...I love asparagus. Think I will add it when I cook this recipe. Thanks!

    Hope you experienced a wonderfully fantastic Tuesday!

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  5. That sounds yummy. I love rosemary!

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