Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IAQ: infrequently asked questions: slow roasted pork loin

IAQ instead of FAQ

Ever wondered if you could slow roast a pork loin, say while you were gone to church Sunday Morning?    I did and couldn't find a good answer, so I tried it on a day I was home to watch the oven thermometer.  

Result:  at 225 it works well.   It turned out very well for my newest offspring's baptism lunch.

I browned the top (fatty side) of the ten pound loin ( cut in two pieces to fit in my pan) over high heat on the stove.   Turn off the heat, flip the pork (so fat side is now up, which will make it all juicy!), season*, then place in a cold oven and turn oven to 225.   From this point anywhere from 3-4 hours would have been on that sweet spot of a medium pork roast (144 at 3 hours, 150 at 4).

* seasoning:  mix and match -  garlic, onion soup mix, generous salt, pepper, thyme, finely chopped onion, lemon or lime juice, Apple cider vinegar, rosemary ...