Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
This is a Gordon Ramsey recipe that he did on the F word. Simple and fresh.
- 1 (3 -5 lb) pork loin
- 2 cups fresh sage
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons lemon zest
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced
- sea salt
- black pepper
- drizzles olive oil
- Preheat oven to highest setting, about 500.
- Place a lightly greased, foil-lined baking tray in the oven.
- With a sharp knife, score the skin of the pork loin in a criss-cross pattern. Turn it around so that the flesh side is facing upwards and cut a slit along the side of the loin, without cutting all the way through, to open it out like a butterfly. Cover the flesh with the lemon zest, sage and parsley leaves, then scatter over the garlic. Season generously with salt and pepper and drizzle over with a little olive oil.
- Roll up the loin and secure tightly with kitchen string in 3-4cm intervals. Rub the scored skin with a large pinch of salt, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with another pinch of salt. Carefully place the pork on the hot baking tray and roast for 15-20 minutes until the skin is golden and starting to crispen.
- Turn down the oven to 350 and roast for approximately 25 minutes per pound until the pork is cooked through and tender. Rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
This made a great dinner entree; the outside of the pork loin was nice and crispy, and the inside was juicy and tender. All the spices went well together; next time I would use less sage, but that's just a personal preference. This filled our kitchen with a wonderful aroma and the garlic and lemon zest especially worked well with the pork to make a fantastic flavor. Thank you, Jamie's Kitchen, for posting this.