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Garlic Pork Loin with Wine Sauce

This garlic pork loin is my take on the famous  and tasty Portuguese dish “Carne de Porco em Vinha D’Alhos. It's seasoned and roasted to perfection!
Keywords:roasted pork loin, wine sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories353 kcal


For the pork loin:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Knorr chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • tsp  fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 1/2  pound boneless pork loin trimmed
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs to decorate optional
  • Fresh lemon to decorate  optional

For the wine sauce:

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white ground pepper


  • Prepare the pork loin. Preheat oven to 400° F (about 200º C).
  • Tie pork loin with a cooking string. Or Follow the instructions on how to string a pork loin here.
  • In a blender or food processor, process the first 6 ingredients. Place pork loin, fat side up, on a rack set over a roasting pan. Spread garlic paste all over pork loin.
  • Roast in oven until a meat thermometer inserted into center of pork loin registers 155°F., about 55 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven, transfer loin to a platter, and discard string. Keep it warm while making the wine sauce. Slice loin just before serving.
  • Prepare the wine sauce. Pour white wine into the roasting pan in which the loin was cooked. Place pan over medium heat, and scrape up browned bits from its bottom.

  • Add stock, salt, and pepper; then, bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until liquid has reduced to half. Skim fat from surface of the liquid.
  • Strain sauce and serve hot with sliced pork loin. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and sliced lemon, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Any leftovers must be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 759mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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