A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
Wednesday with Donna Hay: Marvelous Meat - Juiciest Roasted Pork with Salt and Pepper Crackle
My 141st recipe with the Wednesday with Donna Hay group is Juiciest Roasted Pork with Salt and Pepper Crackle, was chosen for the theme, Marvelous Meat, and is found in Donna Hay's book The New Easy on page 68.
The ingredient list: boneless pork loin, fennel seeds, sea salt flakes, cracked black pepper, vegetable oil, sage, apples, and maple syrup. (I chose not to make the crackle part which was cooking the fat of the skin separately and serving it with the pork, not happening here ever. I did add a sweet potato into the mix as it seemed like a good time to roast one to eat with the pork and apples and if the maple syrup happened to touch it, that would be okay with a sweet potato as they kind of go together.)
Don't I just love cooking on parchment paper like this, everything on one tray cooked at the same time but still kind of separate and not touching on the pan, and the cleanup was heavenly, toss the paper and all the gunk in the bin when you are finished!
Truly DH was correct, this was so juicy and tender prepared this way, and the leftovers were excellent in sliders during the week as well. The fennel and sage flavored it all in the best ways, I'm doing this again soon as I have a whole lot of sage in my herb pot. The apples were a surprise as I thought they would be kind of dry and not very interesting with just a tiny bit of maple syrup drizzled on them...they were moist and delicious and just a little sweet, everything a lovely baked apple should be. Sweet potato caramelized nicely (I flipped it over for the photo as I bake them cut side down always with nothing on them whatsoever). This recipe is so simple and quick and would work great for guests as you can make it all up, slide it in the oven, forget about it for 45 minutes. It is easy to serve and eat. Definitely a repeat.
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