Roasted Pork Loin with Shallots, Thyme and Sage with a Fennel and Orange Salad

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I’ve been testing out a beautiful new baking dish from Revol that looks like a cute little pig and so far my favorite dish to make in it is a tender glazed pork loin with shallots, fresh sage and thyme. The open shape and high sides deliver moist, gentle roasting and the generous size leaves plenty of space for adding vegetables.

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My favorite feature however is the cute little snout that makes a very convenient spout to pour drippings for making gravy. The textured black glaze gives it a cast iron look but luckily this little pig is made of lightweight porcelain which makes it an easy to handle serving dish as well!

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Roast pork loin & shallots with honey, sage, and thyme glaze
Serves 6

Roasted pork
3 Lbs whole pork loin, fat trimmed
6 large shallots, peeled and trimmed
5 fresh sage leaves
5 sprigs of thyme

Honey white wine vinegar glaze
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons Sauternes white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pinch sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Season pork loin all over with sea salt and black pepper. In a hot skillet, add 2 Tbsp butter and brown loin on all sides, remove from pan. Saute whole shallots for five minutes then transfer to bottom of baking dish. Carefully set pork loin atop shallots and using a brush, pour glaze liberally all over pork, coating shallots with any remaining. Place thyme sprigs and sage leaves on top of roast, lightly cover baking dish with foil and roast in a 375 oven for 45 minutes, remove foil and continue to roast 15 minutes longer until a meat thermometer inserted in center of roast registers 145f. Cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes before slicing.

Roasted mushroom cream sauce
250g/8oz mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon beef beef stock paste
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 large shallots from roasting dish, diced

Add butter to medium hot skillet; when foam appears add mushrooms and toss to coat, then saute until soft (5 minutes). Add beef stock paste, stirring to dissolve. Stir corn starch into milk, add to skillet and bring to a boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Fennel and orange salad
1 large Fennel bulb
2 medium oranges (I chose cara cara oranges for incredible flavor)
1 medium regular orange
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Remove stems from top of fennel bulb, reserving leaves for garnish. Slice fennel bulb in half vertically, make two v-shaped slices to remove core from each half, then slice thinly. Slice oranges into thick slices, trim rind from each slice and cut into sections. Add olive oil, juice of lime, and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with fennel leaves.

Products featured
Black Porcelain Pork Dish
White slate stone feel pizza pan –  Basalt (Serving pork)
Equinoxe Ceramic Large Coupe Plate
ARBORESCENCE Porcelain Breakfast Bowl in Ivory
ARBORESCENCE Coupe Plate in Ivory

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