Though traditional Puerto Rican cuisine may favor fatty cuts of pork with the skin on, lean cuts like pork loin are just as delicious with the intense garlic rub in this recipe. Serve warm with red beans and rice. Leftover slices make a good sandwich. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007

Scott Rosenbaum
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine garlic, oil, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and puree. Rub pork all over with the seasoning mix and wrap tightly with plastic wrap or place in a large sealable plastic bag. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 day.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Remove the pork from the plastic and place in a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 145 degrees F, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 up to 1 day ahead.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; 11.2 g total fat; 3.3 g saturated fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 337 mg sodium. 358 mg potassium; 1.3 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 22.9 g protein; 155 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 26 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;

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