A roasted garlic and herb marinated pork loin filet is baked with fresh lemon, thyme, oregano and served with lemon roasted potatoes perfect for a quick and delicious weekday dinner in less than 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350. At the same time heat a heavy bottomed pan or skillet on medium high. Remove the pork from its packaging and drain any liquid. Drizzle the pan with olive oil. When the oil is hot and glistening add the pork loin filet and sear for about 3 minutes on each side until nicely browned. Once seared, drizzle with a little more olive oil, the lemon juice and fresh chopped herbs. Add garlic powder if desired. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes. You'll know the pork is done when the inside of the meat thermometer reads 145. Remove from the oven and tent with foil to rest while potatoes are cooking.
Parboil the potatoes for 5 minutes in salted water. After 5 minutes, drain and let all the water evaporate. Toss with olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt and pan roast on medium high heat until fork-tender and nicely browned (about 8 minutes). Then add fresh lemon juice and chopped fresh herbs and toss to coat. Cook for 1 more minute and serve.
NOTES: Cooking time of the potatoes will depend on the size and type of potatoes. Cut potatoes that seem much larger than others to ensure they are not undercooked. For large potatoes cut them into wedges. For a quicker cooking option boil the potatoes until just about done, drain and then pan roast them instead of putting them in the oven.
Slice the pork loin filet on a platter with the potatoes and serve. Garnish with more fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy with a Greek salad and warmed pita for a complete dinner!