Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

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Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
 
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Recipe type: Main Dishes

 
This was yummy and easy!
Ingredients
Roasted Garlic:
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
Pork Loin:
  • 1 (3½ -4½ pound) boneless pork loin
  • salt and pepper
Vinaigrette:
  • Roasted garlic – use the recipe below
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

Instructions
For the roasted garlic:
  1. Cut the bulbs in half crosswise into a top and bottom section.
  2. Place the garlic halves on tin foil, and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Seal the foil into an airtight package and begin cooking right away.
For the pork loin:
  1. Place the pork loin in a heavy roasting pan and season all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the pork in the oven and roast until a thermometer inserted in the middle reads 140 – 145 degrees. (about 40 minutes)
  3. Remove the pork from the oven and tent with foil while you prepare the vinaigrette.
  4. Take the garlic out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes while you get the other ingredients ready.
For the vinaigrette:
  1. Remove the garlic cloves by squeezing the base of the garlic.
  2. Place the garlic, parsley, and balsamic vinegar in a blender and pulse until blended.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil while the machine is running. Add the salt, pepper, and water.
  4. Serve the pork after cutting into ¾ inch slices. Drizzle with the vinaigrette.

Notes
I had lots of the vinaigrette left over for use on other dishes. I served this meal with roasted mixed veggies. (I use frozen veggies drizzled with olive oil and salt cooked right along side the main meal but I left it in the oven until I served dinner)

 

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