Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Roasted Rosemary Pork with Asparagus

Christmas Eve dinner was new for us this year.  We are usually with family and this year we were just 4 of us, so we embarked on new traditions.  This pork was awesome! We voted that it will be our new menu!
3 large garlic cloves, minced
4 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 fresh ground pepper
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 center cut pork loin, 5 pounds
2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and blanched
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, olive oil, mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl, reserve 1 Tbsp of this mixture for the asparagus.  Spread the rest of the mixture over the fat side of the pork.  Place pork, fat side up, on a wire rack in a roasting pan.  Place it in the oven and immediately turn the oven to 325 degrees and cook uncovered 2 hours.  Toss the asparagus with the garlic mixture. Arrange it around the pork loin and cook uncovered 15-20 minute. Serve and enjoy~

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