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Crown Roast of Port Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tom Unwin

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Kosher salt and pepper
3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8- to 10-pound) pork crown roast
2 pounds small red potatoes, scrubbed
10 ounces shallots, peeled and halved
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and halved
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
cup apple cider
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

Directions:
Directions:
1. Combine 3 tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, thyme, rosemary, and garlic in bowl; reserve 2 teaspoons for vegetables. Pat pork dry with paper towels and rub with remaining herb salt. Wrap kitchen twine twice around widest part of roast and tie tightly. Refrigerate roast, covered, for 6 to 24 hours.

2. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees. Place V-rack inside large roasting pan. Toss potatoes, shallots, apples, 4 tablespoons butter, and reserved herb salt in large bowl and transfer to pan. Arrange roast bone side down in V-rack and brush with remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Roast until meat is well browned and registers 110 degrees, about 1 hour.

3. Remove roast from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. Using 2 bunches of paper towels, flip roast bone side up. Add apple cider to pan and return to oven, rotating direction of pan. Roast until meat registers 140 degrees, 30 to 50 minutes. Place meat on carving board, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Transfer apple halves to blender, and potatoes and shallots to bowl. Pour pan juices into fat separator, let liquid settle for 5 minutes, and then pour into blender. Add chicken broth to blender with apples and pan juices and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to sauce medium saucepan and bring to simmer over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep warm. Remove twine from roast, slice meat between bones, and serve with vegetables and sauce.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10-12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 to 2 Hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A crown roast is 2 bone-in pork loin roasts, with the rib bones frenched and chine bones removed, that have been tied into a crown shape. This can be difficult to do, so ask your butcher to make this roast for you. We wrap extra kitchen twine around the widest part of roast to provide more support when flipping. Use potatoes that measure 1 to 2 inches in diameter.

 

 

 

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