Thyme & Lemon Pork Roast

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Ray R

My family's favorite pork roast. Very flavorful. Pan drippings make excellent gravy. This recipe alone should be reason enough to grow your own fresh thyme.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Grate the zest from one lemon and combine with the thyme, salt, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl; stir in the olive oil until blended. Rub the entire surface of the pork to coat with the herb mixture.
  3. Place roast top side up in a small roasting pan. Roast 30 minutes, then turn pork over, baste with pan juices and roast 30 minutes. Turn top side up; baste; roast 15 minutes or until center of roast reads 140°F
  4. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes. Center temperature should have risen to 150°F
  5. Carefully remove strings and cut into thin slices.
  6. Also good served at room temperature or cold.

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