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Loin of Pork with Fennel and Garlic

StanleyStanley Posts: 623
edited 3:27AM in EggHead Forum
My wife saw this recipe on an episode of Barefoot Contessa:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/loin-of-pork-with-fennel-and-garlic-recipe/index.html
"Rosemary" should be in the title.
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Here's the line up of ingredients. I didn't have the butcher "French" the roast (so sue me :) )

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The roast, slathered with a paste of rosemary, garlic, fennel seed, lemon zest, EVOO, Dijon, S&P

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On the grid (indirect), with a big spud...

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at 400° dome...

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to 140° internal (about 80 minutes?)

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Done

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End-cut plated (with a butter lettuce, beet salad)

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Center-cut plated

We liked this a lot. I never had luck with pork loin until I found the Egg. Now I get moist and tender. This was the best I've done.

Comments

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    You'll get better :)

    Next time try coating that tater with EVOO and Sprinkle with Sea or Course Kosher Salt.

    Drop the dome to 350. Give all that goodness a chance to get happy..

    It does look good.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Man, I like the looks of that bone-in pork. Love those bones! Nice Job!

    Mike
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Get back to making handles and tools.. Stop playing on the internet... :woohoo:
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,757
    I licked the screen!! 8 - )~~~
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,508
    That looks really good Stanley. I love the crust and you can tell by the pictures that the meat was not overdone. Musta tasted good. I am not a big rosemary fan, but noticed "Fennel". Very interesting spice. I use the seeds a lot, but am really interested in learning more about the root (or is it a tuber?).

    Did the rosemary mellow out with the cook?? Love that crust.

    Thanks for the pics!
    Chris
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  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    You could definitely taste the rosemary, but it was not at all overpowering.

    This one used fennel seeds - I ground them coarsely before throwing them in the food processor. I really like fennel bulb too. It's great grilled.
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Outstanding, Stanley. I'll save the page out for ideas when everyone gets tired of what I'm producing out there on the eggs.
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