Marinated Pork Loin

Marinating pork loin is easy and can be done in minutes. The result is a perfectly tender and juicy pork loin that is perfect for meals or sandwiches.

preparation: 5 minutes

making: 1 hour(s) 45 minutes

total: 1 hour(s) 50 minutes

servings: 6 servings

nutrition: 425 calories per serving

cuisine: Polish


  • 1.5kg pork loin
  • 1.5l water
  • 90g curing salt
  • 1 head of garlic, halved
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 6 dried allspice berries
  • 1 tsp of black pepper

You will need an oven-roasting bag.


Bold the water and leave it to fully cool down.

Wash the meat with cold running water. 

Pork loin on chopping board with other ingredients on a side

Prepare the marinade.

Pork loin on chopping board with marinade brine in a bowl

In a deep bowl put water with curing salt. Add garlic, allspice berries, bay leaves and black pepper. 

Pork loin fully immersed in the marinade

Put the meat and cover it with cling film. Place in a fridge for 3 days. Halfway through open, rotate the meat, re-cover and leave for the rest of the time.

Pork loin fylly immersed in marinade covered with cling film

The bowl must be big enough to put the meat in it and the meat is fully covered with water completely to the top.

Pork loin after 3 days in the marinade

After 3 days.

Heat the oven to 170C and prepare the roasting tray lined with aluminium foil.

Marinated pork loin in a roasting bag

Remove the meat from the brine and put it into the roasting bag and then placed it in the tray. 

Marinated pork loin in a roasting bag on a lined with aluminium foil baking tray

Bake for 1h 30m turning the meat over halfway.

Do not turn the oven.

Baked marinated pork loin in an open roasting bag on a tray

After time passed, take the tray out. 

Baked marinated pork loin on a baking tray with fresh aluminium foil

Open the roasting bag and take the meat from the bag directly into the baking tray lined with fresh aluminium foil. Discard excess juices and fat.

Marinated pork loin on a lined baking tray after final baking

Place the tray back into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, turning the meat halfway. 

Baked marinated pork loin resting on a chopping board

Take the meat out of the oven and leave it to rest for 30 minutes.

Baked marinated pork loin cliced on a chopping board

Cut the pieces of meat as you like and use them as a part of dinner or, once fully cooled down, as an addition to sandwiches.

Keep any leftovers refrigerated so they stay fresh for a few days.