Recipes

Slow-Roasted Pork with Fennel

slow roasted pork

I think that whenever there is a combined effort in preparing any dish, especially if it’s a slow-cooked dish, the result turns out to be extra delicious. Maybe because the love that you put in it doubles which makes it all the more special!

This dish is inspired by Chef Gordon Ramsay’s take on slow roasted pork. Fennel is one of the key ingredients in this dish and my entire home was filled with its lovely aroma while it was being cooked. And yeah, this is a joint effort by the hubby and me (we did a few, minor changes as per our taste) and it turned out so unbelievably beautiful.Β It’s worth a try and the wait – you can take my word for it! So let’s get started, shall we?

Ingredients:

  1. Pork Loin – 2.5 lbs
  2. Fennel Bulb – 1
  3. Fennel Seeds – 1 tbsp
  4. Garlic – 2 cloves
  5. Star Anise – 2
  6. Thyme – 3-4 sprigsΒ 
  7. Bay Leaves – 4
  8. White Wine (of your choice) – 1 cup
  9. Chicken Stock – 1 – 1 1/2 cup (as per your pan’s size)
  10. Oil
  11. Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 350 F. Take your pork loin and score it with a sharp knife in a sort of a diamond pattern. Season it with salt and pepper and properly rub it in the meat. For a better understanding, see pic below –Β pork loin
  2. In a roasting tray, pour some oil and put bay leaves, star anise, thyme, garlic, 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds and roughly chopped fennel bulb – roast for about 2 minutes. Then place the pork skin side down and cook for 4-5 minutes. Turn it over and put the remaining fennel seeds on the pork.
  3. Pour in the wine and reduce its volume. (Don’t get the skin of the pork wet. Pour it from the side) Then add the stock and bring it to a boil. Again, keep in mind not to get the skin of the pork to get drenched.slow roasted pork
  4. Transfer this tray to the pre-heated oven and after 10 minutes reduce the temperature to 250 F and cook for 1.5 hours.Β You will see that the meat has turned a beautiful color with a nice crispy crust.slow roasted pork
  5. Cut the meat in desired portions and pour the sauce in a cup or You can choose to leave out the liquid and just serve it with the delicious fennel.

 

slow roasted pork loin

* As I mentioned, this dish is inspired by Chef Gordon Ramsay’s recipe. The original recipe calls for Pork Belly but I have used Pork Loin as it has comparatively less fat. Find the original recipe here.

 

XOXO

Smiling Notes

 

70 Comments

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    lynne hoareau

    January 22, 2016

    So, what time is dinner? πŸ™‚
    Seriously, this looks so divine and tasty. πŸ™‚

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    Benjamin Tietjen

    January 22, 2016

    Delicious like you are.

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    Jim

    January 22, 2016

    yoummers!

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    Natascha's Palace

    January 22, 2016

    Ok…I am so hungry right now and you post these photos! Torture! Haha!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 22, 2016

      Heehee Natascha.. I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      *hugs*

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    panhirsch

    January 22, 2016

    This looks absolutely delicious. I am a meat eater, so I would enjoy this very much!

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    Celebrating Sunshine

    January 22, 2016

    That looks a-ma-zing! My mouth is watering… πŸ™‚

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    Jim Noonan

    January 22, 2016

    This looks delicious! Thanks!

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    anroworld

    January 22, 2016

    Looks really great! I cannot call myself a meat fan, but it sounds very interesting! At least, photos make me wonder…

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      Smiling Notes

      January 22, 2016

      Since you are not a meat fan, it means a lot to me that you appreciated it 😘😘

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    January 22, 2016

    Oooh now doesn’t that look just lovely! My hubs is not a fan of fennel or anise. πŸ™ But I’m sure the method would work for another herb and seasoning.

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      Smiling Notes

      January 22, 2016

      Yes definitely.. Any other spices/seasoning will work just as well with this method of cooking! 😘thank you so much.

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    AppetiteDeluxe

    January 22, 2016

    Wow that looks good

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    youthfoodblog

    January 22, 2016

    I love slow roasted meat. I’ll try this recipe out this weekend!

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    jessguarnieri

    January 22, 2016

    This looks incredible! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    January 22, 2016

    Slow roasted meat is so good!! Your’s looks fabulous sweetie, even though I’m not a fan of pork, I would love to have some of this!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 22, 2016

      Oh trust me Freda.. I’m not much of a pork fan either (the hubs is) but this turned out really good πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸΌ

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    Josh

    January 23, 2016

    Food <3 Thanks for sharing!!

    Josh

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    Big Hungry Gnomes

    January 23, 2016

    This looks absolutely delicious. I always rub salt and fennel seeds into the skin of pork belly before roasting but I love the idea of using shaved fennel as a trivet. Thanks for sharing the brilliant recipe

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      Smiling Notes

      January 24, 2016

      Oh if you like fennel, you should definitely try using the fennel bulb next time you make pork belly. I’m sure you will love it πŸ™‚ thanks a lot for visiting my blog! πŸ™‚

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    Sadie's Nest

    January 23, 2016

    Looks like a beautiful and delicious dish!

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    anotherlifemoment

    January 23, 2016

    This looks so delicious! I’m going to be making this on Wednesday for date night, thanks for the recipe! (:

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      Smiling Notes

      January 23, 2016

      Thanks a lot!! I’m sure you will love it.. πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸΌ

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    It's All About Food

    January 24, 2016

    So good!!

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    cookingwithauntjuju.com

    January 24, 2016

    What a beautiful roast – love pork and the criss-cross pattern you made on top. Fennel is excellent with pork…

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      Smiling Notes

      January 24, 2016

      So glad you liked it!! I enjoyed making it too and yes the combination of fennel with pork tasted really great 😊

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    Anonymous

    January 24, 2016

    Can I get some? Hmmmm…..yummy…..

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    Carol Balawyder

    January 25, 2016

    I made this roast yesterday! It’s delicious! The fennel and pork go really well together. πŸ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      January 25, 2016

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! That is so good to know.. Thank you for letting me know! 😘

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    AKIRAA

    January 26, 2016

    Hey there!
    Was nice talking to you all this while..
    I wish you all the luck for your life ahead! 😊
    I am taking a break and you’ll get the details in today’s post which I’ll be publishing in an hour but just wanted to tell you personally to
    Be Different,
    Be Unique! ☺

    Akiraa
    Keep Smiling! πŸ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      January 26, 2016

      Hey Akiraa… going to check out your post now. I hope you are doing good & I also hope you will back to blogging soon!

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        AKIRAA

        January 26, 2016

        Hello dear.. I’ll try to be here asap!

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    simplygailg

    January 27, 2016

    Girl, you are killing me! This looks so delicious! I’m going to make note of this recipe so that I can try it. Yum!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 27, 2016

      Hehee thank you so much Gail! I’m sure you will enjoy it too 😘😘

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    Opinionated Man

    January 27, 2016

    I called to place a “to go order” and no one responded. I want to speak to your manager…

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      Smiling Notes

      January 27, 2016

      Hahhaa my manager is probably full after eating and is dead asleep.. 😜

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    CJ Huang

    January 28, 2016

    I’m wanting some of this slow roasted pork! It looks even yummier than a slow cooker pork with the top roasted like that. Making me hungry! πŸ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      January 28, 2016

      Hehee so glad you liked it CJ! The roasted top makes it all the more better 😘

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    Carlee

    January 28, 2016

    That looks absolutely amazing! I keep telling myself I need to cook with fennel more and this proved it to me yet again!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 28, 2016

      So glad to know you liked it.. Fennel truly brings out a unique flavor in any dish 😊 thanks for your sweet comment!

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    livingwithshadows

    January 28, 2016

    i’m drooling here! *shouts at hubby* hey c’mere u have to make this!

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      Smiling Notes

      January 29, 2016

      Hahhaa you gotta try it πŸ˜‹I’m sure you will love it!

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    January 30, 2016

    I love that was a joint effort so sweet! Looks amazing as well!

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    M. L. Kappa

    January 31, 2016

    Yum! I’ve pinned it to my soul food board! 😊

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    Deb

    February 3, 2016

    Mmmm that does look delicious and I love pork! Thanks for sharing the recipe I will have to try it!! πŸ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      February 3, 2016

      Oh if you love pork I’m sure you will enjoy this recipe 😘

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        Deb

        February 3, 2016

        I’m sure you’re right!! πŸ˜‰

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    Linda Fernandes

    February 5, 2016

    Delectable and i m curving for some hope i could have some right away 😘

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      Smiling Notes

      February 5, 2016

      Hehhe wish we could have stayed closer.. Would have surely made some for you 😜😘

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