Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rosemary Apple Smoked Pork Loin

When the weather is nice, we cook on the grill at least times a week. Pork loins are so easy to do on the grill. Remember years ago everyone thought you had to cook pork to temperature of at least 160, so you wouldn't get trichinosis? I certainly remember my mother cooking pork chops until they were like shoe leather. We've started cooking our pork to a temperature of 135 and letting it rest for about 15 minutes. This creates the juiciest pork you've ever tasted.

We decided to use a really simple preparation for this pork loin. For something different, we decided to smoke the pork loin. Before smoking, I used this rub. When we cleaned up the flower beds this Spring, I found the remains of last years rosemary plant. Although it didn't survive our long, cold winter, it still had the wonderful fragrance of rosemary. I cut it down and gave it to Tim to use to smoke something on the grill. We smoked the loin in a combination of the rosemary and apple wood.

I am linking this to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday's at the Table and Tasty Tuesday's.


  1. Oh JUlie Sweetie...
    Does this ever look scrumptous. It is only 5:30 in the morning and you now have me ready for BBQ. I will have to give this a try.

    I too, love porkchops. They are so delicious cooked on the grill in BBQ sauce too. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing this morning.

    Guess what the SMITHS are having for dinner?

    Country hugs sweetie and much love, Sherry

  2. That sounds very good. I miss grilling and hopefully can get back to it soon!

  3. This looks yummy. I love rosemary. I love pork loin. What a great combo.

  4. Where is my "drooling" emoticon when I need it?!
    Licks & Wags ♥ Niki

  5. That must have tasted delicious! What a great idea to save the rosemary for the smoker.

  6. Oh that looks delicious! And I agree about not overcooking pork loin. I too can remember eating pork chops as a kid that had the consistency of leather and I think that's why I stayed away from pork for so long.

  7. Oh my! The color of the pork loin is amazing!

  8. WOW - this looks absolutely delicious :)


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