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During the holidays like Memorial Day, which is around the corner and others like 4th of July and such, we love getting in the kitchen together and cooking. Our most recent recipe for Smithfield® Roasted Garlic & Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet served alongside delicious Parmesan Fried Potatoes which is the perfect combination for a flavorful Memorial Day meal.
This meal is delicious and so easy to make in every single way. The reason for that is because I don’t worry about trying to marinate meat. I use Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet. The marinade is already in the bag, so all you have to do is pop the loin out and either put it on the grill or cook it in the oven.
Because of the marinade in the bag, that means no extra prep work for me. Plus — it leaves me with real flavor, real fast so I get to spend less time preparing and more time relaxing with my husband and kids.
I mean, just look at those juices and herbs on that loin filet. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is made from 100% fresh pork and has no artificial ingredients which means I know my family is getting really good food.
My mouth is already watering — and I cannot wait to share with you my side dish that went along perfectly.
Garlic and Herb Pork Loin with Parmesan Fried Potatoes
To make my side dish — it’s really simple. Just dice up 3 russet potatoes and place them in a cast iron skillet with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter.
Season them liberally with salt and pepper. Then you just let them cook, turning several times to get that delicious brown crunchy crust. Cast Iron Skillets are THE best skillets for fixing fried potatoes in.
While the potatoes are cooking, you can make your Parmesan Sauce for them. You need garlic of course.
Then, once you get it chopped up, simply place it in some olive oil along with dried parsley, and then set that aside.
This is my favorite part of cooking right here. Lately, my husband has been coming into the kitchen to chat with my daughter and I while we are fixing dinner.
We chat and laugh about life (not pictured is my son who always seems to be playing basketball when I snap photos) — and we have the best time just laughing together and cooking. That is one of the greatest things about the holidays — you get to slow down from the hustle and bustle of life and spend time doing the things you love.
Once the potatoes get all the way crispy and brown to your specifications, then drizzle on the olive oil and garlic mixture and add in your dried parsley flakes.
Mix everything together and then give it a couple of minutes to let the garlic cook.
While the garlic is cooking, remove your pork loin filet from the oven and allow it to rest for a bit. Then, slice it and serve alongside the potatoes.
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- Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
- 3 Russet Potatoes, diced
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, diced (+ 1 tablespoon of olive oil)
- parsley for garnish
- Parmesan Cheese for Garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the pork loin according to package directions.
- Take the diced potatoes and place in a cast iron skillet with the olive oil and butter. Season liberally with salt and pepper and cook until potatoes are cooked through and crispy and brown.
- Throw your garlic, olive oil and parsley on top of the potatoes and mix around. Then top with shredded Parmesan Cheese and serve alongside your sliced pork loin filets.
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