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Here’s to quick & flavorful dinnertime inspiration! Marinated Pork Roast & Salt Crusted Boiled Baby Potatoes!!! Keep reading for recipes and a coupon…
I often discuss dinner time ruts. It’s real life. Mealtime isn’t always a glamorous, glorious affair. Dancing around the kitchen in a pretty apron while stirring sauces usually isn’t real life. Life is busy, mealtime is often a last minute event with a clock ticking down. We often make the same meals over and over again. They’re quick, tried, true and almost mindless to prepare. It becomes boring – for everyone.
The key to getting thru these times (as often as they may be) is a sensibly stocked pantry and fresh ingredients that are versatile and easy to work with.
Hence why I’m in love with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. There are so many tasty flavors to choose from – all seasoned and marinated to perfection. Seriously – no additional thought or effort in regards to flavoring is needed. Get your pork roast, tenderloin or loin filet cooking and start thinking about side dishes.
I was excited to find a NEW line of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork at my local Walmart – pork roasts. You’ll find Smithfield Marinated Homestyle Pork Roast, Marinated Sweet & Smoky Pork Roast & Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas. This will definitely keep dinner time exciting!
Not only is Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork a quick & flavorful main entree for any night of the week but it also takes the guesswork out of pork. I talk to people all the time who tell me they love pork, but just don’t know how to season it and prepare it. Here’s to keeping it simple 🙂
I cooked my pork roast at high temperatures for a quick dinner. I know low & slow tends to be the go to for pork roasts – but you can absolutely achieve a delicious and tender roast in a fraction of the time.
Keeping mealtime simple – I serve my pork roast with Salt Crusted Boiled Potatoes and steamed fresh green veggies. Salt boiled potatoes are a different and delicious way to serve one of everyone’s favorite root veggies.
The Salt Crusted Potatoes are simple to make. Fill a pot with potatoes, salt and enough water to just cover. Gently boil until all water has been evaporated. The only question left is butter or sour cream. (LOTS of sour cream is the answer.)
Here’s to keep dinner flavorful, fast and delicious!
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- 1½ pound baby potatoes, rinsed with skins on
- ⅓ cup kosher salt
- water, enough to just cover potatoes
- sour cream & butter, to serve
- Add potatoes to a large saucepan.
- Fill with just enough water to cover potatoes. Any excess water will add to cooking time - you will be cooking all the water off.
- Add salt.
- Bring to a rapid boil, gently stirring until salt is dissolved.
- Reduce heat just a little to maintain steady boil. Stir occasionally & gently.
- Do not stir or move potatoes once water is almost completely evaporated.
- When water is completely evaporated (25 - 30 mins) remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes.
- Carefully remove potatoes from saucepan. Rinse excess salt from sauce pan. Wipe off or rinse any potatoes with excess amounts of salt on them.
- Add potatoes back to saucepan. Fill with ¼" - ½" water. Bring to a boil, stir once or twice, and cook until water is completely evaporated, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Let rest for a few minutes. Serve with butter & sour cream. Enjoy
- Smithfield Marinated Homestyle Pork Roast 2-4 lbs
- kosher salt
- meat thermometer
- Note - If you have the time, letting pork rest at room temp for 20-30 minutes will reduce cooking time.
- Preheat oven to 525°F
- Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Place pork roast in pan, sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Cook (uncovered) at 525°F for 30 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 400°F and cook (uncovered) until temperature of thickest part of roast (center) reaches 145° - 160°. This is truly a matter of preference. Pork is safe to eat when cooked to 145°F - I cook to 145°F. Depending on size of roast & desired doneness - plan on cooking at 400° for 20 - 40 minutes.
- Let pork rest for 10 - 15 minutes. Slice, serve & enjoy 🙂
Leftovers? You’re in luck – this pork roast and salted potatoes taste just as great the second time around! Reheat sliced pork in the microwave – add a sprinkle of water and cover with plastic wrap – it’ll be just as tender as when it came out of the oven 🙂