Thursday, November 6, 2008
Oven Roasted Pork - Chilean Style
This is one of the fast and easy ways to make pork. Especially if you are kind of late to start cooking dinner. I made the pork, rice and salad in less than an hour!
1 Boneless Pork Rib piece
1 onion sliced roughly
3 roma tomatoes cut in big chunks
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Fresh oregano leaves (15) or 1 tsp. dried
1/2 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Let's start by heating the oven to 400ºF. Then, grease a 9x13' pan and set aside (I used Pam spry).
Take off the extra fat you can see on the piece of pork. Wash it with warm water and dried with some paper towel. Place the meat onto a cutting board and proceed to add salt and pepper to taste all around. Set is aside.
Peal and cut the onion into these big chunks and place them on the baking dish simulating a bed. Then wash and cut the tomatoes and put them on top of the onions. Sprinkle some salt (only a tiny bit). Put the pork on top of the tomatoes and sprinkle the herbs (dill, thyme and oregano). Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the pork and finally the olive oil.
Bake on the top rack of the oven for 35-45 minutes. You can serve it with rice or mashed potatoes. Delicious!