chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 tablespoon dried
kosher salt, divided
freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
2-pound boneless center-cut pork loin roast, trimmed
1 1/2 pounds
small Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes
extra-virgin olive oil, divided
butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
port, or prune juice
reduced-sodium chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine rosemary, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a mortar and crush with the pestle to form a paste. (Alternatively, finely chop the ingredients together on a cutting board.)
- Coat a large roasting pan with cooking spray. Place pork in the pan and rub the rosemary mixture all over it. Toss potatoes with 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; scatter along one side of the pork.
- Roast the pork and potatoes for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, toss squash with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
- Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Carefully turn the pork over. Scatter the squash along the other side of the pork.
- Roast the pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155°F, 30 to 40 minutes more. Transfer the pork to a carving board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. If the vegetables are tender, transfer them to a bowl, cover and keep them warm. If not, continue roasting until they are browned and tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.
- After removing the vegetables, place the roasting pan over medium heat and add port (or prune juice); bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes to intensify the flavor. Add any juices that have accumulated on the carving board.
- To serve, cut the strings from the pork and carve. Serve with the roasted vegetables and pan sauce.
By placing the potatoes along one side of the roast and the squash along the other, you have the flexibility of removing one of the vegetables if it is done before the other.
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