Keto Orange Roast Pork Loin Recipe
Now we are talking. I love a good pork roast, but even the most comforting of home cooked meals can get bland and boring once and a while. Coming up with new ways to spice up old meals is one of the best parts about cooking. And, while I naturally pair pork with apples, switching that up with some citrus has brought this dinner into a whole new world.
Honestly, if you are looking for something to shake up your dinner routine, then this is a great option. Most of these techniques are already tools you have in your belt. It’s about shaking up some of the flavors to give you something new. Try this Keto orange roast pork loin recipe tonight.
Won’t The Citrus Make The Pork Sour?
Absolutely not. I have to say I am kind of a sucker for anything citrus. The unique flavors can add depth to nearly any food under the sun. Considering how popular it is to use lemon on just about anything, orange can be just as dynamic.
When you think about most fruits and vegetables, they all have characteristics that make them unique. But, when I think about the citrus family, they seem so alien when compared to everything else. Those flavors can add a freshness, smooth out strong tastes, and create something entirely new by its addition. I for one say let’s citrus-ize everything.
An Easy Meal The Family Will Love
Making a roast makes cooking dinner so easy. It is one of those meals that you can get done on your own time and then let the heat do its work. To make it even easier this recipe would work just as well in a slow cooker, and the meat may even come out more tender.
Then, when dinner hits the table, nobody can complain about this delicious looking meal you prepared. Even the pickiest of children will give this fresh smelling pork roast a try, and the citrus flavor is sure to keep them to the last bite.
Add A Little More Flavor to the Roast Party
Trust me, this recipe is just perfect. But, I do know that everybody has different tastes. This pork roast utilizes rosemary, a herb that just isn’t for everyone. So, here are a few other ingredients that you can consider while putting this dish together:
- All Spice
- Chinese 5-spice
This citrus pork loin is a delicious way to end the day.
- 3 lbs of pork loin (1.4 kg)
- Juice from 2 small oranges
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Juice from 1 lime
- 3 Tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves
- 5 cloves of garlic, sliced
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) of olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 Tablespoons (12 g) paprika
- Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Rub the pork loin all over with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. Rub the garlic and rosemary over the pork as well.
- Mix the juices together.
- Place the pork loin in a deep baking dish and pour 1/2 of the juices over the pork.
- Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Every 20 minutes, pour some of the leftover juices over the pork loin and flip the loin.
- Remove from oven when its internal temperature of the pork loin reaches 145 F (63 C). It’ll keep cooking a bit more after you take it out from the oven.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 359
- Sugar: 4 g
- Fat: 16 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 47 g