Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast

Butterflied and stuffed, this delicious Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast makes a wonderful roast for a weeknight meal or dinner party.

Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast by FamilySpice.com

Did I mention that I love summer?! Since the days are longer, I’m finding every excuse to grill outside. And one of my favorite cuts of meat is the pork tenderloin. I buy the giant 8lb tenderloin from costco and cut it in thirds and freeze them individually. When you are feeding a family of five, this is an inexpensive and delicious cut of meat to serve the whole family.

This week I  have been rediscovering my Cook’s Country magazines, and I found this fabulous recipe for Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast.

How to Make Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast by FamilySpice.com
After butterflying the roast, you spread minced rosemary, parsley, garlic and olive oil inside. Then you roll it up and tie it kitchen twine. When you cut into your roast, you will find this beautiful herbal swirl inside the roast.
How to Make Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast by FamilySpice.com

The key to moist and juicy pork, especially on the grill, is to sear the meat to seal in the juices. Because you are grilling a 2 1/2 pound roast, you want your roast to be brown and caramelized on the outside, and moist and cooked thoroughly on the inside. The trick is to heat up your grill on high for 10-15 minutes. Then brown the roast with all the burners on, or if you are using a charcoal grill, place the roast directly on the coals. It takes about 12 minutes to brown all sides of the roast.
Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast by FamilySpice.com
After the roast is browned, you reduce the heat on the grill and cook the roast slowly until the internal temperature is 140º, about 35 minutes. Just like all meats, you should let it rest for 10 minutes, keeping it tented as the temperature inside reaches a safe 145ºF.

It might sound complicated, but it’s not. And when you bite into the swirls of herbs and the pork, you will savor every bite. As my son, The Professor, proclaimed: “Mom, the plant stuff inside tastes good!”

Super-Mom did it again!

Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast

Fresh herbs make this an unforgettable and delicious roast. Recipe adapted from Cook's Country, June/July 2009

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/3 cup parsley, American, minced
  • 1 1/2 TBS rosemary, fresh, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper, ground

Directions:

  1. Using a knife, lightly score the fat on top of:
    • 2 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
  2. In a small bowl, combine:
    • 1/3 cup parsley, American , minced
    • 1 1/2 TBS rosemary, fresh , minced
    • 2 garlic cloves , minced
    • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
    • 3/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  3. To butterfly roast, place roast fat-side up on cutting board.
  4. Starting about 1 inch up from cutting board, cut horizontally, stopping about 1/2 inch before the edge.
  5. Now, cut into thicker half of roast, again, starting about 1 inch from cutting board and stopping about 1/2 inch before edge.
  6. Spread herb mixture evenly over surface of butterflied roast, leaving 1/2-inch border on all sides.
  7. Roll meat tightly and tie with kitchen twine at 1-inch intervals.
  8. Roast can be wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerated for 24 hours.
  9. Heat grill with all burners on high for 10 minutes, with lid closed.
  10. Scrape and oil cooking grate.
  11. Rub prepared roast all over with:
    • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  12. Place roast on grill and grill until browned all over, about 12 minutes. For charcoal grills, place roast directly over coals.
  13. Leave primary burner on high and shut off other burner(s). and roast fat-side up on cooler side of the grill.
  14. Cook covered until meat thermometer internal temperature reads 140ºF, about 35 minutes.
  15. Transfer pork to cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest 15 minutes.
  16. Allow the pork's internal temperature to rise and reach 150ºF.
  17. Remove twine, slice and serve.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 6

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