This Thyme Crusted Pork Roast with Soy Caramel Sauce is dressed to impress! A humble pork roast is transformed into an out of this world main dish that couldn’t be easier to create. A crust of pepper, salt and thyme envelopes the pork that is then roasted alongside baby Yukon Gold potatoes and onion wedges. A waterfall of soy caramel sauce is then poured over everything before it’s returned to the oven to finish roasting.
Way back when I first started blogging and before my space become food centered and titled Melanie Makes, I wrote simply of what my husband and I were up to and the journey through medical school. The never ending journey that is actually set to end in 6 months when he completes his fellowship. (Can I get a hallelujah?!) To document my cooking escapades, I started a side blog. A recipe journal of sorts. Ten years later, I still love spending time in the kitchen, obviously, but I also love to go back and reinvent old recipes that I haven’t made in quite some time.
This Thyme Crusted Pork Roast with Soy Caramel Sauce began, I believe, as a recipe in an issue of Cooking Light. Man, I love that magazine. If I’m going to pick an animal protein for a meal, pork would likely not be my first choice but, this dish? It’s absolutely divine. A total game changer. If you filled a bathtub with the Soy Caramel Sauce, I’d gladly jump in to insure I could enjoy it all without sharing. TMI?
The potatoes and onions? Those were most definitely my addition to the original recipe. Being able to roast your main dish and vegetables together in the same dish? Less dishes to wash? Win, win, win.
A humble pork roast is transformed into an out of this world main dish that couldn’t be easier to create. A crust of pepper, salt and thyme envelopes the pork that is then roasted alongside baby Yukon Gold potatoes and onion wedges. A waterfall of soy caramel sauce is then poured over everything before it’s returned to the oven to finish roasting. This Thyme Crusted Pork Roast with Soy Caramel Sauce is dressed to impress.
In an effort to make to reduce the calories in this recipe, I swapped traditional brown sugar for SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend. I love that it was an easy switch that gave my mix the bit of sweetness required, but without all of the calories of sugar. In fact, instead of the original 1/2 cup of brown sugar this recipe typically calls for, I only needed to use 1/4 cup of the Splenda Brown Sugar Blend.
- 1 2-pound pork tenderloin roast
- 1 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 pound small Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 large onion, quartered
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Rub pork roast evenly with pepper, thyme and salt.
- Heat a 12" cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
- Add pork roast to skillet, browning on all sides. Remove from heat and add potatoes and quartered onion around pork roast.
- Bake for 50 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, add water, ginger, garlic and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Whisk until combined.
- Bring to boil and cook until mixture is reduced to approximately ½ cup.
- Remove from heat and whisk in soy sauce, red wine vinegar, mustard and butter. Keep sauce warm over low heat.
- Remove pork from oven and pour Soy Caramel Sauce over pork roast, potatoes and onion. Return to oven and bake until thermometer inserted into largest part of roast registers 160 degrees, approximately 20 minutes.
- Let pork roast stand for 10 minutes prior to slicing and serving.
This Thyme Crusted Pork Roast with Soy Caramel Sauce makes for a perfect dish to entertain with but is easy enough for any night of the week.
I made a delicious recipe using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this sponsor that allows me the opportunity to create content, such as this, for Melanie Makes. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps