Kurobuta Pork Roast with Potato Apple Mash
BY: Rebecca Robison
- Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Roast Buy Now
- 2 tablespoons fennel seeds, coarsely crushed
- Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- Dijon mustard (about 1 tablespoon)
- ½ cup white wine or chicken broth
Red Onion Relish
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, stems removed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 5-6 medium Yukon gold potatoes, skin on, cut in large cubes
- 3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cut into large chunks
- ½ milk or cream
Heat oven to 425°F. Position rack in the middle of the oven. Place the fennel, salt and pepper (to taste) and garlic in a small bowl and mix together. Set aside.
Trim fat off top of the roast if desired, leaving about ¼” layer. Pre-heat a medium skillet on the stove top over high heat and sear the fat side of the roast until it begins to crisp. Remove from pan and brush the mustard all over the roast. Sprinkle with the fennel garlic mixture and place roast fat side up in a lightly greased oven pan.
Pour wine or broth in the bottom of the pan. Cook for 10 minutes then lower the temperature to 350°F and cook for another 35 minutes or until internal temp reads 140-145°. Remove from oven and cover with foil and let rest. While roast is cooking prepare the onion relish and the potato-apple mash.
To serve: Divide the potato apple mash among plates and add slices of pork, top with onion relish. Thicken pan drippings if desired and drizzle around the pork and potatoes.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the red onions, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are caramelized and tender, stirring often. Stir in the vinegar and sugar.
Place the potatoes and apples in a large saucepan of salted cold water. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender then drain.
Return to the pan over medium heat. Add the cream, thyme, salt and pepper and mash together. They will be a bit more textured with the skin on.