Honey-Glazed Pork Loin with Roast Carrots and Fennel
Crisp and glistening with rendered fat, it’s hard to beat the visual appeal of a well-browned pork roast. We wanted this dish scaled down, speeded up, and made into a complete meal.
Why This Recipe Works
After trying a handful of the most commonly available options for our roast pork recipe, we settled on blade-end pork loin, which is quite tender and has the benefit of a thick blanket of fat across the top, which melts and moistens the meat as it roasts—something especially important with high-heat roasting. The correct temperature produced perfectly juicy meat with a well-browned, glistening crust in about 30 minutes. Total cooking time for our roast pork loin recipe—including preparation, stovetop sear, and a rest once cooked (for the roast’s juices to redistribute themselves)—was less than an hour.