Pork Loin with Lemon and Saffron

Pork Loin with Lemon and Saffron

By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.

You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany!


Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 500 gr (~1.1 lb) of pork loin (not too lean)
  • rosemary, sage, salt and black pepper
  • 1 lemon juice and rind
  • 1/8 tsp of saffron
  • EVOO
  • half a glass (~3/4 cup) of water



  • Finely mince sage and rosemary and massag it into the meat
  • Sprinkle with salt and black pepper
  • Put meat on a tray with some EVOO and half a glass of water, then in oven at 380 F for 1 hour
  • Take it out and to the juice collecting in the bottom of the pan add the juice of one lemon, the rind and 1/8 tsp of saffron
  • Turn off the oven and put it back in until you are ready to eat to keep it warm

Buon appetito! (Photo courtesy Peccato di Gola)


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