My husband is one of those Southerners who scoffs at the idea of Vegetarianism. He can't fathom a meal without some kind of meat in it.
The first time I pulled a pork loin out of his freezer when we were 8 days married, I had no idea what to do with it. The extent of my knowledge of pork had not surpassed bacon and the occasional pan seared pork chop.
I searched on the net and found this great, super stinking easy recipe:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
about 3 tbsp steak seasoning
Throw all this in a big Ziplock bag and marinate at least two hours.
Place in a casserole dish (I like to cube potatoes and onions and throw those in there, too. Salt them and drizzle a little olive oil on top) Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour... maybe longer. Check every twenty minutes or so to baste. After an hour, cut deep enough to make sure the center is not pink. It should be nice and juicy.
Here's another completely different one; use about a tsp of fennel.
Drizzle the bottom of the casserole dish with olive oil. Place the pork loin in the dish. Drizzle it generously with olive oil and sprinkle fennel, salt, garlic, maybe a little ground sage. Or you can use a couple chopped fresh leaves. Bake like the one above. Enjoy!
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg