In this easy one-pan dinner, boneless pork loin roast is cooked over a bed of carrots and parsnips for an all-in-one dish that makes an impressive centerpiece for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner. Choose free-range heritage pork if you can--its flavor really shines with no more seasoning than a bit of thyme and a little sea salt. If you'd like, dress up the meal with a traditional Irish apple condiment--Ploughmans chutney or Bramley applesauce, which you can find in specialty stores and online.

Robb Walsh
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Toss carrots and parsnips in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Spread evenly in a roasting pan. Rub pork with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and season with the remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place the pork, fat-side up, on top of the vegetables.

  • Roast, stirring the vegetables occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 145 degrees F, 50 to 65 minutes.

  • Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board. Tent with foil and let rest for 15 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl and stir in honey.

  • Place the roasting pan over two burners on high heat. Add cider and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Slice the pork and serve with the vegetables, sauce and chutney (or applesauce), if desired.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 23.5g 47% DV; carbohydrates 22.9g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 9.5g; fat 8.6g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 61.2mg 20% DV; vitamin a iu 12664IU 253% DV; vitamin c 17.8mg 30% DV; folate 63.3mcg 16% DV; calcium 59.2mg 6% DV; iron 1.7mg 9% DV; magnesium 56mg 20% DV; potassium 886.8mg 25% DV; sodium 326.5mg 13% DV.

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10/07/2019
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04/12/2019
The sauce was tasty and pork came out perfectly. Will make again! Read More