This rub is from celebrity chef Tyler Florence. I adapted it somewhat by adding dried thyme and sage to the fresh, as I had little fresh sage on hand. Also it’s hard to know what he means by a “bunch” of sage or thyme. I think that by a “bunch” he means the amount you get in a fresh herb packet in the produce section.
Pork Loin Seasoning Rub
1/2 bunch thyme, leaves only
1/2 bunch fresh sage, leaves only
1 teaspoon dried ground thyme
1 teaspoon rubbed dry sage
2 fat cloves garlic, mashed and minced
1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
In a mortar and pestle or electric mini-chopped, combine all of the ingredients. If doing this by hand, grind the garlic up with herbs, salt and pepper and olive oil. Rub this mixture on the outside of the pork loin and up toward the ribs before putting the roast in the oven.
Makes enough rub for one 8-10-pound roast.
From Tyler Florence