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Roast Pork & Potatoes


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h

A juicy pork loin doesn’t require a whole lot of fuss for it to be delicious. This tender pork roast pairs up perfectly with roasted new potatoes.


  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsps basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 x 450g pork tenderloin
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece lemon peel
  • 450g potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Step 1

Preheat oven to 220°C. Combine olive oil, basil, rosemary and salt in a large bowl. Place the pork in a roasting pan. Sprinkle and rub 2/3 of the olive oil and herb mixture over the pork, turning to coat evenly.

Step 2

Cut each garlic clove into 6 slices. Cut lemon peel crosswise into twelve 1–inch long strips. Cut 12 small slits in top of pork; place a garlic slice and a lemon peel strip in each slit.

Step 3

Add the potatoes and seasoned salt to a bowl with remaining olive oil and herb mixture. Stir to coat the potatoes and arrange potatoes in an even layer around the pork.

Step 4

Roast for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 150°C and continue cooking for 45 minutes per 500g. To check pork is cooked, pierce the thickest part with a knife: if the juices run clear, the pork is cooked.

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