Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Arista al Finocchio (Pork with Fennel)
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces wild fennel fronds, finely chopped
  • Several gratings nutmeg
  • 1 (2-pound) pork loin on bone
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 fennel bulbs, trimmed and segmented

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic, fennel fronds and nutmeg and stir well to combine. Place the pork loin in an ovenproof casserole and rub the spice mixture all over the loin. Drizzle the olive oil over the loin. Roast in the oven 1 hour, gradually adding the white wine and basting with the cooking juices.

Meanwhile, bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Cook the segmented fennel in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain the fennel and add to the roasting pan, arranging all around the pork, for the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Allow the meat to rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with pan juices and fennel.

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Kelsey's Homemade

7:30am | 6:30c

Kelsey's Homemade

8:30am | 7:30c

Kelsey's Homemade

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Emeril's Florida

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unique Sweets

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unique Sweets

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c

Sugar Showdown

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Sugar Showdown

8pm | 7c

Sugar Showdown

8:30pm | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cupcake Showdown

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12am | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30am | 11:30c

Donut Showdown

1:30am | 12:30c

Cupcake Showdown

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here