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Roast Pork Loin with Fennel and Thyme

By Kiku Corner


Toronto, ON, CA

 Toronto, ON

Recipe Level

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

60 Mins




About Recipe

The roast pork loin only takes about 60 minutes to cook, so this is a dish you can throw in the oven even on a weekday night.


1 kg boneless pork loin (about 2 lbs)

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp salt

½ tsp ground pepper

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp fresh thyme

1 Tbsp fennel seeds

1 tsp sweet paprika

Cooking Procedure


n n Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F.n n Peel the garlic cloves and cut into slivers. With a small, sharp knife, make several incisions throughout the pork loin. Insert the garlic slivers into the incisions. Place the pork loin in a large roasting tin, fat side up.n n In a small bowl, mix the salt, ground pepper, brown sugar, thyme, fennel seeds, and paprika. Rub this spice mixture all over the pork loin.n n Roast the pork loin for 60 to 75 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 65 C / 150 F. The pork will continue to cook after you take it out of the oven.n n Remove the roast from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.n n Optional: You can add a carrot, sweet potato, potato, onion, apple, and mushrooms, cut into chunks, to the roasting pan along with the pork.nn


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