Citrus Herb Crusted Pork Roast

This citrus herb crusted pork roast is perfect for the holidays. Rubbed down with flavor packed topping and roasted with small baby potatoes. Easy and delicious!

This citrus herb crusted pork roast is perfect for the holidays. Rubbed down with flavor packed topping and roasted with small baby potatoes. Easy and delicious!

It’s almost Christmas and I have yet to turn on my heat. Do you know how insane this sounds? And I don’t live in some warm weather place; I live in New York. The place where people are all, “Oh, don’t you guys get like 45 feet of snow?” Well some winters you would be correct but so far not this winter. This winter I have had my windows open in December and have been running around without a jacket.

This citrus herb crusted pork roast is perfect for the holidays. Rubbed down with flavor packed topping and roasted with small baby potatoes. Easy and delicious!

Not gonna lie – I sorta love it. I guess there is a part of me that will be a little sad if there is not a white Christmas, but I’m also sorta digging this no heat thing. Just think of all the money I could save! At this point I’m all, “Do you think we could make it to January before we turn on the heat? What if we make it all winter long!” I mean, I’m sure Mother Nature won’t play that nice BUT it would be awesome if she did.

This citrus herb crusted pork roast is perfect for the holidays. Rubbed down with flavor packed topping and roasted with small baby potatoes. Easy and delicious!

Even though Mother Nature isn’t exactly spreading the cold winter love around, that doesn’t mean I’m not eating like it’s winter. Listen, as soon as October rolls around I’m all about comfort food. I want meat and I want potatoes. This dish gives me both! A delicious pork roast coated in a mixture of citrus zest, fresh herbs, olive oil and garlic. Then I roasted it up in my trusty cast iron braiser pot with some small baby red potatoes and had a feast. Or really I should say I took some pictures, ate a few slices for lunch and then proceeded to keep stealing soft roasted potatoes out of the pan all. day. long.

I cannot be trusted around meat and potatoes. I simply cannot.

This citrus herb crusted pork roast is perfect for the holidays. Rubbed down with flavor packed topping and roasted with small baby potatoes. Easy and delicious!

Once 5 o’clock rolled around I decided to retire my seltzer water and have Newcastle Brown Ale instead. It was the perfect beer to go alongside my pork. This pork packs A LOT of flavor and a light beer tends to get lost with everything in this pork. Newcastle Brown Ale, America’s number one brown ale, doesn’t just pair amazingly, it makes the dish!

Plus who doesn’t love the opportunity to enjoy meat, potatoes AND beer?

{Looking for more holiday main course ideas? Try my herbed mayonnaise roast turkey, Newcastle brown ale marinated hanger steak, grilled marinated lamb or my pineapple bourbon butter glazed ham!}

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Citrus Herb Crusted Pork Roast

This citrus herb crusted pork roast is perfect for the holidays. Rubbed down with flavor packed topping and roasted with small baby potatoes. Easy and delicious!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 pound boneless center pork roast
  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon zested lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon zested orange peel
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes (about golf ball size)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a 9x13 roasting dish, add pork roast.

In a small bowl, mix together rosemary, thyme, zested lemon peel, zested orange peel, minced garlic, kosher salt, black pepper and olive oil.

Once mixed spread all over the sides and top of the pork roast.

Add potatoes around the side of the pork roast and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkling of kosher salt and pepper.

Add pan to the oven and cook until the inside of the pork roast has reached 140 degrees – about 75-90 minutes.

Once you remove from the oven let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will help keep the meat juicy. Serve with a cold Newcastle Brown Ale.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Newcastle Brown Ale but all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. 

26 Responses to “Citrus Herb Crusted Pork Roast”

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    Amanda Paa — December 18, 2015 at 8:27 am

    it is so warm here in MN too, craziness. i actually want snow! but either way, i’d still be in the mood for this stellar pork dish. meat & potatoes never looked so good.

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    Amy @ Accidental Happy Baker — December 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Oh my word, didn’t that turn out just gorgeous! Pork roast is THE Christmas meal with my side of the family. Grandma did one every year and I have such fond memories of it. Your pictures are to die for on this one. You’ve really outdone yourself, I just want to dive in.

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — December 18, 2015 at 9:32 am

    In the midwest they predict it to be in the 50’s on Christmas…so sad to think that we use to always have snow on Christmas. Now we are lucky if its even cold! And comfort food on repeat all day every day!

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    heather @french press — December 18, 2015 at 9:47 am

    fist YUM! I want to dive right in . But as for the warm weather, we are headed to NY for Christmas, and I will be SO bummed if we don’t see any snow.

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — December 18, 2015 at 9:54 am

    What a gorgeous roast – and the flavors are incredible! We have turned on our heat here in the Boston area, but last weekend during our ugly sweater party we actually turned on the AC in the house because everyone was so hot in their sweaters! Crazy!

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    Annie — December 18, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I just turned my heat on this morning. What a weirdo winter this has been?! I love the look of this roast, it sounds amazing!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld — December 18, 2015 at 11:18 am

    This looks SO good and perfect right now- I was wearing shorts the other day and today I’m rugged up in two hoodies. WHAT THE HELL, mother Nature.

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    The Food Hunter — December 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I may need to rethink my menu…this looks delicious

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    Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife — December 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I am so impressed that you haven’t had to turn the heat on yet! I’m in Portland, OR and we’ve had the heat on for a while. Of course, we’re used to very mild winters, so I’m a total cold wimp 🙂 This pork looks so delicious!

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    Laura — December 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    This is one gorgeous dinner! I love that the pork is not overcooked.

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    sue|theviewfromgreatisland — December 18, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    This just beat out turkey for our Christmas dinner!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — December 18, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    This pork roast is GORGEOUS! And I am pretty jealous of the fact that you haven’t had to turn on your heat yet. We waited as long as we good and that was Oct 1. It got cold here in Seattle quick this year!

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    Megan Keno — December 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Wow! This turned out perfectly. We might have to switch it up this year and give this dish a try!!

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — December 19, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I’ve been loving the warm weather as well! It’s been in the 70’s lately and I’ve been sitting outside in shorts…SHORTS, in December! So crazy. It turned cold yesterday though and actually flurried for a bit but it’s supposed to be back in the 70’s on Christmas. So much for a white Christmas in Tennessee! Can I just say that the crust on that pork looks SO freaking delicious! I’m right there with you wanting ALL the meat and potatoes!

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    Carolyn — December 19, 2015 at 10:02 am

    That is insane…back in MA, my heat would have been on by mid-October. This is such a great recipe, I’d love it for Christmas dinner.

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    eat good 4 life — December 19, 2015 at 10:38 am

    This is just perfection. I can’t cook meat like that to save my life. Great recipe for the holidays ahead!

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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — December 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I’ll take a slice and a few of those potatoes on my plate right now!

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — December 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    absolutely gorgeous and that citrus herb crust sounds incredible!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — December 20, 2015 at 7:52 am

    This would be perfect for Christmas dinner – it looks amazing! I especially love the crust on this pork roast. Happy holidays!! 🙂

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — December 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Haha the weather is insane! I mean it’s gotten a little cold here at night down in VA but the days are totally short sleeve weather! Well, except for everyday..it was freaking cold. I have turned on my heat though hahaha. Perfect roast! That would look amazing on our table for Christmas!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — December 20, 2015 at 10:34 am

    This is the weirdest winter on record. We’ve caved and turned on the heat, but just barely. The unseasonably warm weather doesn’t stop me from craving all the roasted meats this time of year. A crusted pork roast is just what I need right now!

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    Kim Beaulieu — December 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I LOVE this recipe. I’m a total meat and potatoes girl. I could eat old school style every day and never get sick of it. I grew up like that, every dinner was meat and potatoes and salads were for rabbits. I have to force myself to remember to put a salad on the table even now. Your photos make me wish I livd next door to you. I’d “just happen to stop by” every day around dinner. Ha

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    Susan — December 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Well it got cold this weekend! Just in time for this dish (although I don’t need cold weather to dig in). Looks just perfect and right up my alley.

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    Serene @ House of Yumm — December 20, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Wow!! This looks perfect! Love it! And I so know the confusion of this warm Christmas. We’ve had our windows open most of December too, and our Christmas is looking to be nice and warm.

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    Alida — December 20, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Newcastle is a household favorite! This roast looks so incredibly delicious 🙂

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    Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca) — December 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I love everything about this! What a gorgeous dinner!

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