Roasted Pork Loin with Caramelized Mangoes

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 h 30 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • Roasted Pork Loin with Dijon & Rosemary:
  • 1 pork loin roast (2 1/4 lb/1 kg), bone-in 0
  • 1 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard 15 mL
  • 1 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1 tsp pepper 5 mL
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 0
  • 0 butcher's twine 0
  • Caramelized Mangoes & Star Anise:
  • 2 mangoes, peeled, cut into thick wedges (approx. 3 x 1 in./8 x 2.5 cm) 0
  • 1 tbsp ginger seasoning paste 15 mL
  • 1 tbsp sugar 15 mL
  • 4 tsp lime zest, divided 20 mL
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, divided 30 mL
  • 4 whole star anise, lightly crushed into large pieces 0
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil 2 mL
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp butter 15 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Roasted Pork Loin with Dijon & Rosemary

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Slice pork alongside rib bones to open loin meat away from bones like a book.

  • Step 3

    Spread mustard inside cut, season with half the salt and half the pepper and tuck in rosemary. Sprinkle remaining seasoning over surface of roast.

  • Step 4

    Tie meat and bones together with twine. Place meat, bone side down, on a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast on middle rack of oven for 1 1/2 hours, then reduce temperature to 325°F (160°C) and roast for another 50 to 60 min. or until a meat thermometer registers 160°F (71°C) when inserted into thickest part of roast, away from the bone. Rest, 20 min. Remove twine and bones. Slice and serve with Caramelized Mangoes & Star Anise.

  • Step 5

    Caramelized Mangoes & Star Anise

  • Step 6

    Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Place mangoes, ginger paste, sugar, 2 tsp (10 mL) lime zest, 1 tsp (5 mL) lime juice and star anise in a bowl. Toss to combine.

  • Step 7

    Heat oil in a large ovensafe skillet over medium heat. Add mango mixture and salt to skillet, stir to coat with oil and place on middle rack of oven. Bake for 7 to 10 min. or until mango edges are lightly browned. Gently toss with butter and remaining lime juice and zest before serving.

Tip

Substitute 1⁄2 peeled and cored pineapple (cut into 1-in./2.5 cm cubes) and 2 cinnamon sticks (broken in half) for the mangoes and star anise.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
  • Calories 200
  • Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbs 12 g
  • Protein 26 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 280 mg