Lemon Salt Roasted Pork Loin

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A dish from rock star Chef Michael Chiarello, this marinade is shockingly easy, and has a bright fresh flavor you will want to use any meat you cook! Serve it up with my Honey Roasted Apples for an amazing meal. Lemon Salt Marinated Pork Loin is an easy dish that delivers a deliciously fresh flavor in no time at all and it has the special distinction of being a recipe from one of my favorite chefs, Chef Michael Chiarello. We make this dish a one of just a few pork loin recipes in our rotation but it is such an easy marinade that we have used it on chicken, fish and even lamb. The flavor is so bright you’ll be surprised it is so easy.

Every time we make this dish, we pair it the same way Chef Chiarello does, with Honey Roasted Apples that you can find right here on the blog! We LOVE those apples and use them on everything we possibly can. Perfect meal in our house would be this recipe with the apples, roasted carrots and Brussels sprouts. There is a FANTASTIC Brussels sprouts recipe I have in my back pocket that I have been dying to share with you all, but every single time I go to the store I find them looking a bit sad so I haven’t made them yet. They are a recipe from a restaurant I absolutely love back home in Los Angeles. Don’t worry  I am on a mission and will be making/posting them soon!

Lastly we love this recipe so much it made it into the free 5-10-30 E-Cookbook that went live this week! It has been such a whirlwind since it went live this Monday, all the feedback has been so kind. I was so SCARED to put it out there, it was so exciting and surprisingly emotional making it I felt like it was like putting a vulnerable piece of me out there that was so different than these posts. I think the aspect of offering people something of value and making the promise of saving them time and money and asking them to trust me enough to invite me into their e-mail inbox made me feel a responsibility to make it as awesome as I could.

So I want to say…BREAKFAST

Okay, okay enough about me yammering on here. Let’s get into this easy marinade for an amazing roasted pork loin dinner!

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Finely zest the lemons and rub with salt and pepper between your fingers. Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and rub the lemon salt mixture all over the pork loin. A dish from rock star Chef Michael Chiarello, this marinade is shockingly easy, and has a bright fresh flavor you will want to use any meat you cook! Serve it up with my Honey Roasted Apples for an amazing meal. Put the pork loin in the oven at the same time, 20-25 minutes. until just cooked to 145 degrees. Remove pork from the pan and let rest on a cutting board for about 5 minutes before slicing.
A dish from rock star Chef Michael Chiarello, this marinade is shockingly easy, and has a bright fresh flavor you will want to use any meat you cook! Serve it up with my Honey Roasted Apples for an amazing meal.

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Lemon Salt Marinated Pork Loin with Roasted Lemon Carrots

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: American
A dish from rock star Chef Michael Chiarello, this marinade is shockingly easy, and has a bright fresh flavor you will want to use any meat you cook! Serve it up with my Honey Roasted Apples for an amazing meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons (zest only, use the juice in the Honey Roasted Apples!)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds of pork loin , trimmed of excess fat
  • Honey Roasted Apples

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Finely zest the lemons and rub with salt and pepper between your fingers.
  3. Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and rub the lemon salt mixture all over the pork loin.
  4. Put the pork loin in the oven at the same time, 20-25 minutes. until just cooked to 145 degrees.
  5. Remove pork from the pan and let rest on a cutting board for about 5 minutes before slicing.
  6. Serve with Honey Roasted Apples and roasted asparagus or Brussels Sprouts.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Chef Michael Chiarello's recipe.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Amount per serving: calories

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A dish from rock star Chef Michael Chiarello, this marinade is shockingly easy, and has a bright fresh flavor you will want to use any meat you cook! Serve it up with my Honey Roasted Apples for an amazing meal. This recipe is one of 10 in my FREE E-Cookbook 5-10-30: 5 Cuisines, 10 Full Meals and 30 Total Ingredients that is a bonus for email subscribers only! It includes shopping lists that set you up for two weeks of weeknight dinners with no ingredient waste and tips for cooking and alternate ingredient options. If you haven’t subscribed for updates you may want to now so you can download it today! The form is right below this post.

A dish from rock star Chef Michael Chiarello, this marinade is shockingly easy, and has a bright fresh flavor you will want to use any meat you cook! Serve it up with my Honey Roasted Apples for an amazing meal.

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  1. I love when there are different recipes to choose from. It makes the food more interesting. This looks absolutely drool worthy! Hubby would love this recipe too! YUM!

  2. This looks delicious! I’ve got to head over and check out those honey roasted apples. That sounds PERFECT!

  3. Pork is something I have a hard time cooking if I’m not frying pork chops. This recipe looks really simple, though. It’s definitely going on the menu next week!

  4. This recipe has my mouth watering! My favorite way to have pork is with some type of apples. It is almost like they were born to go together.

  5. This looks really good. I have never made a pork loin so this will be something new for us. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious. I am sure that lemon brings out so much yumminess on the pork. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This looks and sounds amazing! I would love trying to make this for my family sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh my gosh! That is so cool that you put out the e-cookbook. Congrats! I think all your recipes in the cookbook will be as great as this one.

    1. Agreed, he is my second favorite chef (which is actually a huge thing since #1 has been my favorite since I was 5) 🙂

  9. This looks soooo good! I love that it’s easy to cook. I love lemons and I’m sure, combined with salt, it was perfect on the pork.

  10. Oh wow. I love roasted pork loin. We just had a pork roast, so maybe next week or the week after I can give this a try. I looooove lemon!

  11. I have pork loin in the fridge right now that I was wondering what to do with. This sounds like the perfect recipe for us to try this weekend!

  12. YUM! We make pork loin quite often here because its inexpensive, lower in fat and we can make it so many ways. I like to experiment with different flavors. I am going to have to try this one next. Sounds amazing.

    1. Yes! I love the flavor of pork loin and I can usually get it on sale for 1.99 a pound so it is a no brainer to buy it!

  13. Congrats on the E-book submission and thanks for the awesome recipe! We love pork loin dishes since we can get such great deals on the meat at Sam’s Club.