Honey-Glazed Pork Loin
A pork loin for an easy weeknight meal? Our honey-glazed pork loin starts on the stovetop, finishes in the oven, and can be on your table in an hour.
Why This Recipe Works
Many pork loin recipes produce pale, bland, stringy meat. We wanted a full-flavored, well-browned pork loin that looked as good as it tasted. To achieve this, we seared the meat on the stovetop in an ovensafe pan to brown the exterior and add flavor. We then placed the pan directly into a moderate oven to finish cooking. Tying the meat securely around its circumference ensured that it stayed uniformly round as it cooked and helped it cook evenly. A sweet glaze made from honey (spiked with a pinch of cayenne pepper) lent our Honey-Glazed Pork Loin recipe an appetizing sweetness and glossy glaze.