Maple-Mustard Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes

February 2009
Maple-Mustard Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes

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This meat-and-potatoes centerpiece is a flavor-packed maple-mustard pork loin.

Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Cook: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary plus 6 sprigs
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 4 pound boneless pork loin (about 12 inches long)
  • 1 8 ounce package  lean sliced bacon
  • 6 small baking potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), quartered
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  1. In a resealable plastic bag, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, the mustard, maple syrup, chopped rosemary and garlic. Add the pork and turn in the mixture to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Place the rosemary sprigs in the center of a roasting pan. Arrange six 14-inch lengths of kitchen string crosswise, about 2 inches apart, in the pan. Place the marinated pork on top of the strings and rosemary. Lay the bacon slices, on an angle, over the pork loin. Tie each string around the meat to secure the bacon, then trim the loose ends.
  3. Scatter the potatoes around the pork and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil; toss to mix. Season the pork and potatoes with salt and pepper. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the pork registers 150 degrees , about 1 hour. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the potatoes.
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