Roast Pork Loin with Porcini Mushrooms

Roast Pork Loin with Porcini Mushrooms
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Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary and Porcini Mushrooms

Sara Remington

Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary and Porcini Mushrooms

We had pig, a very, very large pig, and her name was Lucretia. She was friendly and always seemed to have a dozen squeaky little piglets running underfoot. My father and I would take the goats out into the woods for the day and Lucretia would sometimes join us. My father carried a long stick, which he used to nudge and guide her, so I suppose we used to take our pig for walks. So many little piglets meant lots of pork meals. Although most of the piglets were sold off to friends and neighbors, at least one was kept for us, soon to become pork chops, lardon (pancetta), and salted hams and roasts.

Ethel Brennan


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Rub the roast all over with the salt and pepper. In a large ovenproof skillet, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the roast and brown, letting the meat sear for 1-2 minutes on each side, including the ends, before turning.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, then add the dried mushrooms, rosemary, and garlic. Simmer until fragrant and the mushrooms begin to soften, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes.

Position the roast in the large skillet with the fat facing upward, baste the roast with the seasoned butter, and add a few of the mushrooms and rosemary sprigs from the sauce to the pan. Transfer the pork to the oven and baste every 10-15 minutes with the butter sauce, adding all of the remaining mushrooms and rosemary from the sauce after 20 minutes.

Cook the roast until an internal meat thermometer reads 145 degrees at the thickest part, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven, tent with a piece of foil, and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Cut into ½-inch-thick slices and serve, topping with the pan juices and mushrooms from the pan.


Calories per serving:

484 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 36g 56%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 15g 76%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 15g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 34g 68%
  • Cholesterol 138mg 46%
  • Sodium 669mg 28%
  • Calcium 45mg 5%
  • Magnesium 43mg 11%
  • Potassium 687mg 20%
  • Iron 2mg 9%
  • Zinc 3mg 22%
  • Phosphorus 353mg 50%
  • Vitamin A 104µg 12%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 103%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 28%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 43%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 11µg 3%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 15%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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