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Cajun Pork Roast

Cajun Pork RoastBring the flavors of Louisiana to your table with this simple pork roast coated with Cajun seasonings. Serve with roasted new potatoes and orange and onion salad. For ideal results with this roast, test doneness with a meat thermometer. This will help take the guess work out of your cooking and ensure that the roast is tender and juicy.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds boneless single loin pork roast
3 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper (cayenne)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all seasonings and rub well over all surfaces of roast.
  2. Place roast in shallow pan and roast in 350°F (175°C). oven for about an hour, until internal temperature is 155°F to 160°F (approximately 65°C to 70°C).
  3. Remove from oven, let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 260 calories Protein 33 grams Fat 12 grams Sodium 260 milligrams Cholesterol 90 milligrams Saturated Fat 4 grams Carbohydrates 4 grams Fiber 1 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.