Prescuitto wrapped pork loin
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2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut lengthwise into wedges
2 firm red Bartlett pears, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 sprigs fresh thyme
kosher salt and black pepper
1 piece pork tenderloin (1 1/4 pounds)
1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
1 tablespoon honey
Heat oven to 425º F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes, pears, oil, thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
3Meanwhile, wrap the pork in the prosciutto, slightly overlapping the slices to cover the pork completely.
Push the vegetables to the edges of the baking sheet, place the pork in the center, and drizzle the pork with the honey.
4Roast until the pork is cooked through and the sweet potatoes and pears are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Check your "done" temperature inside the pork to ensure that it's cooked thoroughly. You may want to remove from the oven approximately 5 degrees prior to done reading. Let the pork rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with the sweet potatoes and pears.
By Sara Quessenberry, December 2009