Rack of Pork with Parsleyed Crumbs
Wow your guest with this deliciously easy rack of pork. This surprisingly simple dish will steal the show at your next holiday gathering.
1 whole rack of pork, chine bone trimmed, about 7 or 8 ribs
1 teaspoon salt, to taste
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup coarse-grained mustard
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
3/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dried thyme, crumbled
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Season pork with salt and pepper, as desired. Brush pork with 1/4 cup mustard. In medium bowl, combine remaining mustard with remaining ingredients. Press crumb mixture evenly over top of pork.
- Arrange rack of pork crumb side up in roasting pan. Roast for 1 1/2 hours, or until thermometer inserted into center of meaty part registers 150°F. Remove pork from oven and let stand 10 minutes; temperature should rise to 160°F. Carve pork, cutting between ribs, and serve.
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.