Italian-Herbed Crown Roast of Pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS
Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest
Italian-Herbed Crown Roast and Pan Sauce:
1 16-rib pork rib crown roast, (about 8 pounds)
2 tablespoons dried Italian herb blend
Salt and pepper , to taste
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup dry red wine, preferably Italian
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 to 6 pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the pork in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with the herb blend and generously season with salt and pepper. Roast until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (check towards interior of crown), about 2 1/4 hours (about 18 minutes per pound).
Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, drain roasting pan and discard liquids; place pan on stovetop over medium-high heat. Add broth and wine. Bring to boil; cook, scraping up browned bits, until liquid reduces to 2 cups, about 12 minutes. Reduce to simmer; add butter, stirring until butter melts. Whisk in cornstarch mixture; cook until sauce thickens, just a few seconds. Remove from heat; whisk until smooth. Strain if you like; season with salt and pepper.
Slice the roast. Serve with the pan sauce on the side.
Yield: 16 servings
Nutrition per serving (Serving is 1 rib/chop and pan sauce)
Feel free to change up the pan sauce by using white wine instead of red. You can also swap the Italian herbs for your favorite dried herb blend.
Serve with Sausage and Parmesan Dressing.
Calories: 370 calories
Protein: 61 grams
Fat: 15 grams
Sodium: 320 milligrams
Cholesterol: 125 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams