Roast Pork with Fennel and Rosemary

A delicious and tender meat dish, infused with herb and citrus flavours, ideal as part of a light lunch or as the centre piece of a family meal.

Coeliac-friendly and dairy-free, this dish is also low in fat and sugar. Enjoy!

Ingredients (for 6 servings):

  • 1 kg         pork roasting joint, such as boned shoulder or loin
  • 10 g         fennel seeds
  • 5 g           black peppercorns
  • 10 g         garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 g           salt            
  • 55 ml        orange juice
  • 15 g          orange zest
  • 7 g            fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 10 ml         olive oil 
  • 150 g        onion, thickly sliced
  • 400 ml       white wine
  • 10 g          redcurrant, or other fruit jelly
  • 600 ml       water 


  1. Crush the fennel seeds and peppercorns coarsely using a mortar and pestle. Add the garlic and salt, and crush again to make a paste. Stir in the orange zest along with the rosemary and oil.
  2. Rub the paste all over the pork, then cover with foil. You can now cook the pork or leave it covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC / 160ºC for fan-assisted / gas mark 4. Thickly slice the orange and place in the base of a roasting tin with the onion. Put the pork on top and pour 600 ml of water into the tin.
  4. Roast the joint for 1 hour, add the wine, then roast for 1 hour more. Baste the joint a few times and add a splash more water if necessary.
  5. Remove the joint from the oven, strain off the juices, tightly cover the joint with foil, then leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour meat juices into a pan, add the jelly and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve. Taste and add seasoning if desired.
  7. Thickly slice the pork and serve with a little of the juices poured over it.  

​Our team of experts at healthpro Menu Mentoring® have analysed this dish to give you the following nutrition information;  



WF = Wheat Free, GF = Gluten Free, C = Coeliac Friendly, DF = Dairy Free, LF = Low Fat, LSF = Low Saturated Fat, S = Low Sugar, and 1 healthpro symbol =  less than 300 kcals / serving

 © healthpro / 2014

Published on 3 November 2014 | Back to November Articles