Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Pork loin

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cooking with Kelly: Pork loin

Mmmmm, pork. Really, a pork loin is a great cut of meat because it's easy to cook. Even easier, at Costco, they come pre-marinaded.

We tried the onion and garlic flavor. The trick to make these delectable are simple:

  • Allow the meat to get the chill off. Set it up on the counter top in the package for about 15 minutes.

  • After removing it from the package, use a paper towel to blot off the excess moisturize.

  • Get a large skillet really, really hot. Sear each side for about five minutes to get a crust, but don't force it or you'll rip it right from the pan. Not tasty.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place on a baking sheet and stick in the oven, turning every 12 minutes.

  • Cook it for about an hour, or 20 minutes per pound.

  • Pull from the oven and place on a cutting board. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.

  • Cut into thick slices and enjoy!

The verdict on the Costco pre-marinaded pork is very positive. The marinade was tasty, perhaps a little too much pepper, but good. The pork was tender enough. Worth the $14, for sure.

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