there have been a lot of meat dishes as of late. i tend to make a lot of chicken and steak because it’s so easy and versatile but i needed a little change. i was looking through the meat section at the grocery store and found a nice looking porkloin that was in a peppercorn and garlic marinade. i rarely cook with pork. and when i do, i use pork chops. the porkloin spoke to me so i bought it thinking to myself, “i’ll figure out something to do with you.”
a few days later i decided it was time for the porkloin. i’ve been chicken-ed and steaked-out – enough was enough! time for the other white meat. i had some red potatoes and green beans on hand and whipped up a quick meal.
here’s what you do:
preheat the oven to 350. place the pork loin in a glass baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes, uncovered. my porkloin was already seasoned, but feel free to buy a non-seasoned loin and have at it.
while the porkloin cooks, bring a pot of water to a boil. wash and slice red potatoes into small pieces, skin on. drop the potatoes into the boiling water and let them go until fork tender, about 20 minutes. turn the heat off, drain and dump the potatoes back into the pot. add in a few pads of butter, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of heavy cream, a pinch of salt and start mashing.
as for the green beans, it’s fairly simple. saute in some olive oil with minced garlic.
this is going on the “make more often” list. it was deeeelish!