3 pounds tied pork loin roast, center cut
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon extra-light olive oil
3 cups rock salt
Arista di Maiale al Gorgonzola
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a roasting pan big enough to hold the roast pour in the rock salt, it should cover the whole bottom of the pan. Add more if needed.
In a bowl, mix well the chopped garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork roast. You can place the pork of a roasting tray inside the pan, or directly on the bed of rock salt. Place the roast in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 and cook for 20 to 30 minutes more until the internal temperature of the pork will reach 135 to 140 degrees. The pork will be cooked to about medium-rare at this point. Take the roast out of the oven and cover with foil, let it rest for about 20 minutes. The internal temperature will raise and the pork at this point will be medium-well. Cook it longer if you like it well-done.
Slice and serve with the Gorgonzola Sauce on the side.