Fennel-crusted pork loin with roasted potatoes & pears

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 365.3
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 83.0 mg
  • Sodium: 327.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 35.0 g

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Adapted from Real Simple Adapted from Real Simple
Number of Servings: 6


    1 tablespoon fennel seeds
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    kosher salt and pepper
    2 pounds boneless lean pork loin
    2 red onions, quartered
    1 pound small white potatoes, quartered
    3 firm pears (such as Bartlett), cored and quartered


Heat oven to 400 F.

Using the bottom of a heavy pan, crush the fennel seeds. In a small bowl, mix the seeds, the garlic, 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Rub the mixture over the pork, then place the pork in a large roasting pan.

In a bowl, mix the onions, potatoes, pears, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the remaining oil. Scatter around the pork and roast until cooked through, about 70 minutes (internal temperature 160 F). Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with the roasted fruit and vegetables.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KLWOZNIAK.