The perfect answer to early fall: Pork loin rubbed with fennel makes an ideal companion for sticky, glazed balsamic vegetables.
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Brined pork loin with a brown sugar rub served alongside sun-dried tomato-flavored orzo.
This is a seriously impressive easy holiday dinner for two: roast pork loin coated in fennel seed and fresh thyme, served with soft, sweet roasted fennel and red onion, and a balsamic drizzle.
I've had incredible success with every recipe I've tried from Takashi's Noodles, written by the celebrated Chicago chef Takashi Yagihashi. His instructions for soba, ramen, and udon have all been authentic, utterly delicious, and relatively easy to prepare at home. But the same level of authenticity disappears in the back of the book, when he starts dishing out wacky recipes for Italian pasta that are blessedly free of tradition.
Christmas is a relatively new experience for me as a Jewish New Yorker, but my wife's family holiday celebrations have formed my idea of the Christmas meal: sweet, meaty, and overly indulgent. This dried fruit stuffed pork loin fulfilled on those three requirements—the juicy piece of meat was nothing but savory-sweet goodness.
Sometimes we all need a dish we can cook and get on the table in 20 minutes, max. When I'm in that "20 minutes from start to finish" frame of mind I often cook slices of boneless pork loin. I...