Monday, May 10, 2010

Herb Roasted Pork Loin and Potatoes

This recipe was absolutely wonderful!  The pork was very flavorful and moist!  I'd prefer cooking my Roasted Potatoes recipe by itself instead of adding the potatoes in with the pork, but they were still very tasty as well.

(We were in such a hurry to eat that I forgot to take a picture!)

Cook Time:  2 Hours
Yields:  8 Servings


6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh chives
salt and pepper to taste
1 (4 lb) boneless pork loin roast
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pot with enough water to cover, boil potatoes for about 10 minutes.  Drain, cool, place in a bowl.  Toss with olive oil, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, chives, salt, and pepper.
  3. Rub the pork loin roast with 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp garlic powder, and onion powder.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place roast in a shallow roasting pan and cook 50 minutes in the preheated oven.  Arrange potatoes around the roast, and continue cooking another 50 minutes, to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.  Remove from heat, cover with foil, and let sit 15 minutes before slicing.
This recipe may seem like it's not worth the effort due to the cook time, but let me assure you it is well worth the time to cook!  We will be making this a regular recipe around our house.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Chicken Scampi

I knew I wanted to try this recipe as soon as I saw it.  It was absolutely DELICIOUS!  Everyone in the family loved it, including my 2 year old niece!

Cook Time:  25 Minutes
Yields:  4 Servings


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, sliced lengthwise into thirds

  1. In a skillet heat the butter and oil over medium high heat until the butter melts.  Add parsely, basil, oregano, garlic, and salt and mix together in the skillet.  Stir in lemon juice.
  2. Add chicken and saute for about three minutes or until white.  Lower the heat and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.  More butter can be added if needed.
This recipe suggested serving over noodles or rice, but we just had the chicken by itself and it was delicious.  Next time I will probably try it over some noodles as I'm sure that would be tasty as well.