OK...I am not a huge fan of pork loin. I have never felt that it was a recipe that was my friend in the kitchen. My first pork loin was a teriyaki pork loin that I cooked for my family in my first apartment almost 30 years ago. I even cooked the same recipe again for my future wife just a few weeks later. She remembers that it was good...well good enough to take the leftovers on a picnic the next day. I guess that love is blind (at least blind for the stomach).
Over the years, I have tried several recipes and have garnered the same results....a dry tasteless pork loin. Usually the marinade for the loin was two heavy or the meat didn't cook properly or....the list goes on. Needless to say, I signed off using pork loin a few of years ago....until this weekend.
Our local grocers had pork loin on sale this weekend and of course I volunteered to give it another shot. Now, I do most of the weekly dinners around my house. My wife ( the same lovely wife that bragged on my pork loin almost 30 years ago) usually loves my cooking. My son, the picky eater, will try most things but keeps very few dishes in his permanent food repertoire. My daughter that is a junior in college always eats whatever I cook as long as she can share her daily activities over dinner. Seriously, they generally love my food and are great fans.