Zesty Pork Loin

With a marinade or rub, a boneless pork loin is easy to bake or grill. This recipe uses a marinade that includes red pepper flakes to give the outer part of the roast a little zip and a glaze made with apricot preserves.

Zesty Pork Loin

Boneless pork loin roast (2 – 2 1/2 pounds)

Marinade

1/2 cup light soy sauce

3 tablespoons lime juice

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 garlic clove, minced

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Glaze

1/3 cup apricot preserves

1. Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together.

2. Place pork roasts in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag, and add marinade, turning to coat. Seal and chill 6 hours or up to 24 hours.

3. Remove pork from marinade. Sprinkle pork evenly with pepper. Place on a lightly greased rack in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan.

4. Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155 degrees.

5. Remove pan from oven and cover with foil; let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan, reserving drippings in pan.

6. Combine 1/4 cup pan drippings with 1/3 cup apricot preserves in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at High 1 minute or until melted, stirring once. Serve with sliced pork.

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