Maple Roasted Pork Loin
Pork loin is a favorite in my family. You can marinate it in so many types of flavors, and there’s always lots of leftovers for sandwiches the next day. For this pork loin, I used Maple syrup, soy sauce, lots of garlic and fresh ginger. It’s a simple marinade, but adds so much flavor. To bake my pork loin, I just placed it in a baking dish with the marinade and bake it all together. You could also just place the pork loin on the grill for even more flavor.
The first night we had our pork loin, I served it with a microwaved sweet potato loaded and roasted broccoli with sea salt. And for lunch the next day, I just served it with a simple salad, and in a sandwich for my son.
The only bad thing about roasting pork loins, or any meats for that matter, is the clean up. I have lined my pans with foil and baking bags, but it is an extra step and an added expense that I don’t always do. But then I’m left with this: Lovely, right?
Well, I recently had the opportunity to try the new Cascade Complete dishwasher tabs. These tabs claim that no pre-rinse is needed. Hard to believe, isn’t it? I’ve tried products before that said no pre-rinse needed, and they NEVER worked! So since Dad bought our first dishwasher when I was about 12, I have ALWAYS (like my Mom) pre-washed everything that goes in the dishwasher.
My reason is silly for using a dishwasher I guess, only for disinfection. I should just add a little bleach to my soapy dishwater. But then what would I use my dishwasher for?
Much against my better judgement I placed my beloved Le Creuset baking dish, unrinsed, in my ancient dishwasher with a Cascade Complete dishwasher tab. I set the dishwasher to “heavy” and hoped for the best.
About an hour later, this is what I pulled from my dishwasher. A 99% clean baking dish. There was just one tiny spot that it missed. And I think if I had of placed the baking dish upside down, instead of right side up in the dishwasher, it would have came 100% clean. Anyway, I couldn’t believe it. I’m converted. I’ll never buy anything but these Cascade tabs again. I’m in shock right now that I’ll never have to wash my dishes before washing them again!
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Maple Roasted Pork Loin
2 boneless pork tenderloins (1 package)
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced fine
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 medium onion, sliced
Add all ingredients to a large plastic storage bar and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 4 hours, or overnight.
Heat oven to 350°. Place pork and marinade in a baking dish. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pork is 140 - 145°.
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