Roasting is the process of cooking poultry or tender pieces of meat in an oven. The food is placed in an uncovered pan to produce juicy, moist, and evenly cooked flesh with a golden brown exterior.
How to Cook Roast Pork
If you feel hesitant to cook a large piece of meat, this easy-to-follow recipe will show you how simple it is.
To guarantee succulent, tender meat just like in a boneless pork loin roast, you need to roast the pork slowly. Just follow these step-by-step instructions:
Step 1. Select the pork cut that you will use. The pork cuts which are suitable for roasting are the leg (boneless roast), loin (rib roast, sirloin roast, tenderloin), shoulder butt (blade roast), and picnic shoulder (picnic roast).
Choose a cut with a thin layer of fat on top. It will help keep the meat nice and moist.
Step 2. Prepare your rub mix. Blend 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 1 tablespoon of dried spices. You can choose any spices from sage, rosemary, thyme, or oregano. You can use them individually or combine any of these to make 1 tablespoon.
Add ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper and ½ teaspoon of salt to your rub mix.
Step 3. Mix the spice rub thoroughly, then rub it all over the pork roast. Make sure that all parts of the pork are covered with the spice rub.
Step 4. Set the pork roast in the pan with the fat side on top. A coiled piece of tin foil could substitute as a rack if you don’t have one.
Step 5. The oven should be pre-heated to 450 degrees. The hot temperature is needed to give the roast a nice golden color.
Step 6. Put the roast in the oven and set the timer for 10 minutes.
Step 7. After 10 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 250 degrees.
Cook for about 50-80 minutes or until the temperature of 150 degrees registers on the meat thermometer.
Cooking time will vary according to the shape and thickness of the roast. Using a meat thermometer will help you tell when the roast is done cooking.
Step 8. Take the roast from the oven and place it on a cutting board. Cover it with tin foil. The temperature of the roast will rise to another 5 degrees. Let it rest for 15 minutes, then slice.
Step 9. Serve in a big plate. This will give you about 6 servings of golden brown pork roast.