Recipe For The Week 10/15/16
Here is a simple and flavorful recipe using Rosemary and Garlic on the Pork and the unique Cardamom spice to flavor roasted fresh Bosc Pears. This recipe slow roasts the herbed pork, so the meat is juicy and tender. The Cardamom spiced pears add a delicious and different flavor compliment to the roast, and the result is a beautiful dish that will make any meal extra special.
3 lb. boneless pork loin
4 large fresh Bosc pears - sliced in half, peeled, with the core and stem removed
1 large onion, peeled and quartered
1 Tblspn (ground) Cardamom
1 Tblspn Rosemary (dried) herb
2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub olive oil over the entire roast, and then cover it with the garlic powder and salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Rosemary over the entire roast. Set the prepared pork roast in a roasting pan and then roast it in the oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees and continue cooking.
Cover the sliced pears with the Cardamom. Using a meat thermometer (inserted into the thickest part of the pork), test the temperature of the roast. When the pork roast reaches 140 degrees, place the pears and onions in the pan around the pork. Continue roasting until the pork temperature reaches 165 degrees and the pears are fully cooked. Remove the roast from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before carving.