Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins
This makes a deliciously different roast loin of pork. The basting sauce is fantastic and great as a mop for many different roasted/grilled meats.
- 4 lbs lean loin pork
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- black pepper
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 pineapple rings, cut in half
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup pineapple juice
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Remove most fat from the meat; sprinkle lightly with flour.
- Heat oil in a large skillet or roasting pan and brown pork quickly on all sides.
- Remove from pan and cool slightly.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine garlic, salt, pepper, soy sauce, ginger and lime juice; rub mixture into roast.
- Place meat in a roasting pan, rib side down, cook in hot oven for 25 minutes per pound, or about 1 hour 45 minutes.
- About 30 minutes before roast is done, place pineapple rings on top, sprinkle with sugar, and finish cooking.
- During cooking, baste roast a few times with the pineapple juice-vinegar-soy mixture and the pan juices.
- Serve with pan gravy.
Your recipe is awesome! Loved the flavor and, you are right, the hasting sauce (as well as rub mixture) is fantastic. I used a boneless pork loin, which was 2.27 lbs. and needed the entire roasting time. I also used a meat thermometer. Thanx, Silky, for a great recipe!
I did this a little differently. I used a 2.2 lb boneless loin roast. I combined the soy sauce, lime juice, minced garlic, brown sugar, and powdered ginger with a sprinkle of onion powder and a couple of slices of fresh ginger. I marinated the meat in that for 2 hours or so. I took it out, patted it dry and browned it on all sides (without using the flour), then put it on a rack in a roasting pan. I roasted it at 325F for about 80 minutes, until the center was 140F. I basted it with the basting sauce every 10-15 minutes, and poured the rest of the sauce into the pan when I put the pineapple rings on top. While the meat was resting before slicing, I drained the sauce (which was very concentrated and salty) into a pot and added about another 1/2 cup pineapple juice, then simmered it until it thickened slightly. Overall, this was absolutely delicious.
I had such high hopes after reading this recipe and the very favorable reviews. But, the DH and I thought it was just too salty and too sweet. I did enjoy the texture of the pork, though. I may use this method again but I will make changes.