Herb-Roasted Pork Loin for Bitter Cold Weather


It’s -6° right now = Winter time = bitter cold with snow on the ground ~ perfect weather for delicious roasted pork loin ~ it warmed our bellies and our kitchen too!


Amen, Maxine!!!

Search no further for an affordable delicious roast that’s almost impossible to ruin.  

Blend caraway and celery seeds, onion powder, paprika and salt and pepper.  Rub the mixture into the roast and pop it in the oven for a scrumptious entree.



 
I served it with mashed potatoes and broccoli ~ and to round it out, I even made a little gravy out of the pork drippings. Ummm! Mmm!




A perfect little meal for anyone on a cold winter day!

Herb-Roasted Pork Loin 
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

One 4 pound boneless loin pork roast, trimmed
½ teaspoon each salt and seasoned pepper
½ teaspoon caraway seed
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon celery seed
½ teaspoon paprika

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°.
In a small bowl, combine seasonings and massage into meat with your fingers, covering the whole roast.
Place pork in a roasting pan, cover with a lid.
Roast meat for about 3 hours until instant read thermometer registers 150°.
Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
Slice and transfer to platter, serve.




Enjoy!




RIP, Glenn Frey...




Comments

  1. Pam, This is my kind of meal, especially in cold weather! Our temperature tonight will be the coldest yet this winter...at 13 degrees. We still haven't seen any snow, although we did see a few snow flurries once. :)! Wish you were here... Last night we had a pot roast with carrots that were cooked in with the roast...another cold weather favorite! Laurie and I did talk about getting a pork roast when we were in the grocery store yesterday, but we decided that it would have to wait until we use up a couple of the packs of pork chops that we have in the freezer. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Whoa, chilly there too, Dave! Maybe I could arrange to have snow shipped down to you. :-) We like pot roast with veggies to and thanks for reminding me of it. Perfect winter food! Take care

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  2. OMG so good and such a comfort food yummy!!! well... here is a little bit hotter than there :D 14º outhere and i'm freezing :( i wouldn't imagine if it was -6º now :D i surely was losing my nose :D

    kiss kiss and have an awesome week :)

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    1. Ha, too funny, Cátia! I don't want you to lose your nose! If it were 14° Celsius here, people would be out there in shorts now, washing their cars. :-) Have a great week and kisses to you!

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    2. hahaha LOL!! oh i'm laughing so loud right now :D yeah, i can imagine ...but for me, even with 14º celsius out there, i think that in my home was -25ºc :D :D i'm overreacting...but...anyway :D kisses to you too my dear Pam :)

      ps: sorry for my bad english :D :/

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    3. No, your English is great. When it gets a little warm outside here, we appreciate it and go crazy. :-) Hugs kisses to you.

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  3. We are not wimps when it comes to cold weather. Of course, it helps to have a stick-to-your-ribs roast like this one on the table!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. You got it, Bonnie! We are not wimps when it comes to this kind of weather. The sun is shining beautifully now. Stick-to-your-ribs food is the way to go! Keep warm!

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  4. I am so used to it! And I love meals like this in cold weather:)

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    1. Hi Monique! I bet you really are since I'm sure it has been this cold, there for you, much more, than here. All those comfort food dishes are what's needed now.

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  5. You're not going to believe this Pam but, I just put a small pork loin in the oven! We're having our coldest day yet, which is a good thing considering, so, I stuck the roast in the oven all herbed up on low and away it goes! Warms the belly and the house.

    I was debating on mashed potatoes but your meal looks so darn yummy, I'm going with the mashed too!!!

    Thanks for inspiring and sharing, Pam...

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    1. That sounds great, Louise! I'm sure it was delicious. It's good with herbs and perfect for this cold weather, mashed potatoes makes it even better. Stay warm!

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  6. As always, great minds think alike, don't they? I made a roast that looked just like that last Saturday, just added some mushrooms & red wine to cook along with the pork. We had leftovers Sunday, and a bit is still left for sandwiches. It's cold here too!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, that sounds good too, Mae, with the mushrooms and wine. I will be trying that the next time. Leftovers for sandwiches is a plus! Take care

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  7. Our weather is only a couple of degrees warmer. Wish I had a pork roast in the freezer as this sounds like the perfect, comforting cold weather meal :)

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    1. Hi Liz! You know all about cold weather too. Comfort food season!

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  8. This is the weather for roasting. I did veggies and experimented with a batch of low carb peanut butter cookies. I really enjoy being in the kitchen with the oven on in the winter. Keep cozy!

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    1. Hi Carol! I agree, baking is great this time of year and those cookies sound interesting! You keep cozy also!

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  9. It's also rather cold over here. This looks perfectly hearty and delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Have a great rest of the week!

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  10. It was snowing yesterday and today is really cold. This pork would give me all the necessary energy to cope with the cold!

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    1. You're right on spot, Katerina! This is energy food that's needed now.

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  11. Brrrr. It's a tad cold here today too, relatively. Your pork roast looks delish! Can't do it without gravy!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I seldom make gravy, but we love it when I do! :-) Take care

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  12. This does look like a delicious and ideal cold weather meal, especially sided with mashed potatoes and using the oven helps warm the kitchen. I would have had to add more gravy to my meat after the photo :-)

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    1. I got that, Larry! :-) Bill concurs, I like to keep it on my mashed potatoes. Take care

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  13. How I hate the cold and suddenly it is catching up with us here as well! Roast Pork is a favourite in this house and this sounds delicious. Sorry, I am struggling to catch up, and was ill again after visiting the UK at Christmas. I always get some bug when I go there! I have managed to keep the diary going but I hope My Life in Charente will come back to life soon! Take care Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Nice to see you here, and sorry to hear that you were not well. You must be allergic to the UK! :-) Glad you like roast pork also and I hope to see you back at "home" soon! Take care

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  14. Hi Pam, wow! that is cold. Looks like a fabulous meal, love each component.

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    1. It is cold, Cheri, still is today. Glad you like the meal, thanks!

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  15. Roasted pork loin is one of my favorite meat cuts! Love the recipe. I can<t write more cause my finger s are also stuck in the bitter cold.

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    1. Hi Evelyne! Ha, get to cooking over a hot stove to warm those fingers up! :-)

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  16. OMG Pam...it is sure cold...this roast pork loin looks delicious, I like all the seasoning that you have on it...beautifully done.
    Stay warm and have a great week :)

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    1. It is, Juliana! Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

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  17. I love pork tenderloin. The roasted pork looks yummy! I like the seasoning that you used in this recipe. Stay warm!

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    1. Me too, Dawn! Thanks so much. Take care

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  18. amen, maxine, indeed! this loin looks so tasty--i hardly ever make use of my caraway seeds!

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    1. Ha, right on, Grace! Maxine says it like it is! Caraway seeds are great on a pork roast, I almost always add them for extra flavor. Take care

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  19. I agree with Maxine!! Wonderful seasonings and they sure made this roast look perfect!! I'm assuming that you cook this uncovered for the three hours? So yummy looking... stay warm Pam.....suppose to be really cool this weekend..

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    1. Hi Shug! No, sorry, I should've said the pan is covered and I will change that. I'm sure it's much warmer by lucky you. Take care

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  20. LOVE pork loin. And it's cold -- and snowy -- here, so I'm definitely craving this. Terrific recipe -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! Have a great rest of the week!

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  21. Hi Pam,
    Better late than never...Love a good pork loin and yours looks amazing! It is so moist and very tasty. Love the way your plate looks, my dad would say a "Blue Plate Special." Thanks for sharing...Keep warm you are in the cold zone, that is for sure... Crank up that oven...
    Dottie :)

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  22. Looks good, Pam. If I ate pig, I'd try this recipe for sure.

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