Microwave Pork Loin Roast

    47 minutes

    This is a microwave recipe for small cuts of pork loin (0.5 to 1 Kg). So easy that even uni students can enjoy a home-cooked roast!

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    Serves: 3 

    • 1 (1 Kg) boneless pork loin
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 3 onions, halved
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:22min  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:47min 

    1. Pat the pork roast dry with a paper towel and pierce the meat at 2 cm intervals with a knife or fork. Insert leaves of rosemary in the perforations.
    2. Place the onion halves into a glass 23 or 25 cm pie dish. Set the meat on top of the onions so they act as a roasting rack. Pour the water over the meat and season with salt, pepper, thyme and cumin.
    3. Cook in the microwave at full power for 16 minutes (or about 8 minutes per 500g). Turn the roast over and cook for an additional 6 minutes. Let the roast rest for about 15 minutes before carving and serving.

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    Very nice. So happy with this recipe it's a keeper. The pork was unbelievably succulent and juicy. By far the easiest roast I've ever made. Thank you very much indeed! Will do it again.  -  20 May 2012


    I was skeptical about a microwave recipe but I was in a hurry. I substituted a rolled turkey breast for the pork loin and it turned out really juicy and tasty!  -  01 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the first roast I've ever cooked in the micro - turned out perfect! I was surprised at how moist the pork was - even ate the onions. Will make again. Thx, CJ  -  04 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)