Nothing could be more magnificent for a dinner party than a crown roast of pork. Juice and roasted to a succulent perfection. It is fitted here with green rice stuffing but other stuffings can be used.
Preparation time: 30 min.
Roasting time: about 2 hrs.
Oven temperature: 400°F and 375°F
For 6 to 8 servings you will need:
1 crown roast of pork, about 8 to 9 lbs.
Salt and black pepper
Green Rice Stuffing (recipe follows)
Stuffed olives, orange slices and parsley for garnish
Green Rice Stuffing: In skillet, sauté 1 cup thinly sliced green onions. in 2 Tbsp. heated butter or margarine. Cook stirring, for 3 to 5 min. Add 1/2 cup chopped parsley. Cook 2 to 3 min. longer. Add to 4 cups hot, cooked, seasoned rice.
- Have butcher prepare a tied crown roast of pork. Wipe with damp paper toweling. Cover tips of ribs with foil to keep them from charring. Rub roast with salt and black pepper. Place in foil-lined roasting pan.
- Roast at 400°F for 10 min. Reduce heat to 375°F. Continue roasting, uncovered, for about 2 hrs. or until thermometer registers 175°F to 180°F. Juice should run clear with no trace of rosy color.
- Meanwhile, prepare Green Rice Stuffing.
- Transfer roast to serving platter. Remove string from roast. Wrap strip of foil around base of roast. Spoon rice stuffing into center. Garnish ribs with stuffed olives skewered in place with toothpicks. Surround platter with orange slices and parsley.
Good served with: Stuffed tomatoes, glazed onions, butter-lemon asparagus, and a lemon soufflé for dessert.
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