Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin Roast
Active time: 20 MIN
Total Time: 2 HR 15 MIN
6 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds
1 teaspoon ground fennel
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
One 10-rib pork loin roast (5 1/2 pounds)—chine bone removed, fat trimmed to 1/4 inch, rib bones frenched
How to Make -
Preheat the oven to 400°. In a mini processor, combine the garlic, rosemary, fennel seeds, ground fennel, crushed red pepper, black pepper and olive oil and process to a paste. Set the pork roast on a large rimmed baking sheet and cut shallow score marks all over the fat. Spread 1 tablespoon of the garlic paste on the underside of the roast; spread the remaining paste all over the scored fat and meaty parts of the roast. Season all over with salt.
Roast the pork, fat side up, for 1 hour. Reduce the oven temperature to 325° and roast the pork for about 35 minutes longer, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 140°. Transfer the roast to a carving board and let rest for 15 minutes. Carve the roast into chops and serve at once. Enjoy!