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Roast Pork Loin with Fennel and Thyme

By Kiku Corner

@kikucorner

Toronto, ON, CA

 Toronto, ON

Recipe Level
Beginner

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

60 Mins

Servings

6

Views
1520

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.

Ingredients

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

1

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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