Pork Loin Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Pork Recipe

For this Pork Loin Recipe you will also need the pork brine recipe that is also on the website. Just click the link to access it.

The pork brine recipe from the restaurant will all but guarantee a perfect pork roast, the best you have ever prepared.

At least the restaurant guests say they have never had any better. The brine recipe is really what makes this a favorite restaurant recipe.

That and the restaurant recipe for pork gravy, also on the website.

Pork Loin Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time: Takes 2 1/2 hours to cook, depending on size (4-5 pounds) but roast needs to marinate in pork brine for 12-24 hours. Serves 8.





  • Make the pork brine according to that recipe and marinate roast 12-24 hours
  • Heat apple jelly in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until melted (5-7 minutes) and set aside
  • After removing your roast from the brine and drying it with paper towels, place the roast in a shallow roasting pan in a 400 degree F oven and brush apple jelly evenly over the surface of the meat and roast it until it turns brown on top (about 20 minutes)
  • Remove the roast from the oven and using tongs or a meat fork, turn the roast so that the bottom side faces up
  • Brush the roast again with apple jelly
  • Return the roast to the oven, reduce heat to 325 degrees F, cover and continue cooking until a meat thermometer inserted into the middle of the roast registers 150 degrees F (about 1 – 1 1/2 hours)
  • When the roast is cooked, remove it to a carving board and let stand, loosely covered with foil (about 15-20 minutes)
  • Make your gravy according to the gravy recipe (have all ingredients ready to go)
  • Carve the meat into 1/4 inch – 1/2 inch thick slices
  • Serve the meat, dressing and gravy separately or place a scoop of dressing on each plate, tip the meat slices against the dressing and ladle the gravy over
  • Serve with the restaurant recipe for sage cranberry dressing and oven-roasted acorn squash if you wish

Serving option: On a large platter, mound dressing in the center, arrange meat slices around the dressing and drizzle a little of the gravy over the meat. Then serve the remaining gravy on the side in a small pitcher.

Enjoy your pork loin restaurant recipe and the company of those you share it with!


“Pork fat rules!”

Emeril Lagasse