Easy Porchetta Pork Tenderloin

Easy Porchetta Pork Tenderloin

Rated:
Serves 4 to 6
This fabulous family meal is full of the flavors of traditional Italian slow-cooked porchetta but is ready in just an hour. For company, you can double the recipe and use a large roasting pan for a meal that will easily serve 8.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice, divided
  • 1 large (1 1/4- to 1 1/2-pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1 fennel bulb, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced pancetta or 6 slices bacon
Method: 
Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a small bowl, combine chopped rosemary, garlic, fennel seeds, lemon zest, salt, chile flakes and pepper. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the oil and 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice. Rub all over pork tenderloin.  

Scatter fennel and rosemary sprigs over the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Drizzle with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and toss. Tuck thin tail end of tenderloin under so loin is even in thickness. Wrap pancetta around tenderloin and tie in a few places with kitchen string. Place on top of fennel.  

Roast until pork is just pink at the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of meat reads 145°F, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut into 12 slices. Discard rosemary sprigs and serve fennel alongside pork.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 210 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 5g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber), 26g protein.
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