We finally have winter in Los Angeles!!! Well, at least what I consider winter while living here. It has me craving all sorts of warming foods and it is finally not torturous to turn on the oven. Late last week when I was prepping for the Eat My Blog bake sale, I realized I would need something to eat besides brownie batter. As I prepped the brownies, I cooked up this pork loin which was a satisfying and insanely easy dinner. Speaking of Eat My Blog, we made over $3000 for LA Regional Foodbank! How cool is that!!?? I can't wait to do it again next summer. I also had way too much fun hanging out with Sonja, Gaby, Nastassia, and HC. Guys, I think we need another Marix meet up, ASAP. Anyway, this pork was so easy to prepare. I served it with some rice cooked with some garlic and chicken stock. That rice is my new favorite thing... The pork is a great combo of sweet and tangy with the spicy dijon pairing perfectly with the sugar. I can't wait to try this again.
Brown Sugar and Dijon Glazed Pork Loin
(Adapted from Rock Recipes)
Salt and pepper
Dark brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Season the pork loin with salt and pepper and open roast the pork on a rack for 30 minutes.
Brush the entire surface of the roast with the Dijon, then press brown sugar into the mustard, all over the roast. Return the roast to the oven, reduce the heat to 375 degrees. Continue to roast until the internal temperature of the roast hits 145-150 degrees on a meat thermometer. Baste the roast in the drippings/sauce several times during the cooking time. Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.