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Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fennel

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Pork Tenderloin with an easy spice rub can make dinner time satisfying.  Pork Tenderloin is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat and cooks quickly because it is small in size, but large in flavor.  Pork is my meat of choice because it is easy to prepare and always delivers succulent taste.  The trick with tenderloins is not to overcook them or they get too tough.  So, remember when cooking loins of any kind, roast them on high heat and for a shorter amount of time and you can’t go wrong.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

2 lb. pork tenderloin

1 fennel bulb

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon fennel seed

1 teaspoon coriander, ground

1 teaspoon cumin, ground

2/3 cup chicken broth

salt & pepper

olive oil

To Prepare:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Wash and clean fennel and slice in half and take out the core.  Slice into 1/2 inch pieces.

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Next, mix together spices in a bowl and slightly crush fennel seed with other spices

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Drizzle 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a roasting pan and toss fennel to coat.  Next, place pork on top of fennel inside of the pan and rub the spice mixture on both sides of pork.  Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper

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Roast pork in the oven for 20 minutes then add 2/3 cup chicken broth to the bottom of the pan while still in the oven and roast for 10 more minutes.  Next, turn the broiler on and broil meat on each side for 5 minutes until lightly golden all over

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Let meat rest for 10 minutes covered with foil and slice to serve

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Place meat over pureed cauliflower or potatoes if desired and a large spoonful of roasted fennel.  Salt and pepper pork to taste.  Enjoy!

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  • Reply Kathleen Croy February 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Your website looks great! The photos add a lot and compliment the recipes. I’m going to make the kale and chicken soup tomorrow. The salmon and pork tenderloin will follow. Oh yeah,the cornmeal biscuits too. Happy Happy Birthday ……….love mom

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