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Roast Pork With Fennel Recipe

December 1st, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2clovesgarlic, minced
  2. 1tablespoonkosher salt
  3. 1tablespoonfresh thyme leaves
  4. 1/4cupDijon mustard
  5. 3lbsboneless pork loin, trimmed and tied
  6. 3smallfennel bulbs, tops removed
  7. 10carrots, peeled and thickly sliced diagonally
  8. 10smallnew potatoes, quartered
  9. 2onions, thickly sliced
  10. 4tablespoonsolive oil
  11. 4tablespoonsunsalted butter, melted
  12. salt & freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. With a mortar and pestle or in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, grind together the garlic, salt, and thyme leaves.
  3. Add the mustard and combine.
  4. Spread the mixture over the loin of pork and allow it to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cut the fennel bulbs into thick wedges, slicing through the core.
  6. Toss the fennel, carrots, potatoes, and onions in a bowl with the olive oil, melted butter, salt, and pepper.
  7. Transfer the vegetables to a large roasting pan and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Add the pork to the pan and continue to cook for another 30 to 50 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the middle of the pork reads exactly 138 degrees.
  9. Remove the meat from the pan and return the vegetables to the oven to keep cooking.
  10. Cover the meat with aluminum foil and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove the strings from the meat and slice it thickly.
  12. Arrange the meat and vegetables on a platter.
  13. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.

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