Learn how to build, grow, and monetize Facebook Pages!
Learn how to build, grow, and monetize Facebook Pages!

Magic Crown Roast of Pork

Post From http://nomnompaleo.com/2017/11/03/magic-crown-roast-pork

 Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

It’s November, which means it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving Dinner. (And no, it’s not too early to start planning. It’s never too early to think about delicious stuff we can stuff into our faces.) Turkey remains the traditional star of the feast (there’s a good reason why we affectionately call the holiday “Turkey Day”), and I never get tired of making—and eating!— Butterflied Big Bird. But if you’re sick of Thanksgiving turkey, I’ve got just the thing: Magic Crown Roast of Pork.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

This fancy-schmantzy meat-tastic centerpiece will elicit plenty of oohs and aahs when you bring it to your Thanksgiving table—and you won’t even need to tell your guests how easy it is to make! The two secrets to success? My Magic Mushroom Powder seasoning and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s reverse-sear technique, which will help you cook your pork to the perfect temperature!

If you’re a long-time Nomster, you know that my Magic Mushroom Powder is an umami-packed seasoning salt that I created using pulverized dried porcini mushrooms, salt, thyme, and pepper. The recipe can be found in our first cookbook and on this blog, and I use it in place of salt in many savory dishes. Best of all, it pairs perfectly with roast pork.

Bonus: For those of you who are feeling too lazy to whip up your own batch of Magic Mushroom Powder, you can buy little tins of my ’shroomy seasoning salt at select Whole Foods stores this holiday season!

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Note: If your hunk of meat is a different size than the 10-pound roast specified below, simply adjust the amount of Magic Mushroom Powder you use. Here’s the formula: For every pound of pork, season with about ¼ tablespoon (or ¾ teaspoon) of the powder. For example, an 8 pound crown roast will require about 2 tablespoons of Magic Mushroom Powder.

Okay—time to pretend that you spent hours slaving in the kitchen instead of filing your nails as you watch the latest televised shenanigans of your favorite real housewives!

Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10-pound) crown roast of pork, tied and Frenched by your butcher
  • 2½ tablespoons Magic Mushroom Powder (homemade or purchased at select Whole Foods Market stores)
  • 1 bunch curly parsley (optional)

Equipment:

Method:

Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the Magic Mushroom Powder all over the meat, getting in all the nooks and crannies.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

You can keep the seasoned roast in the refrigerator, lightly covered in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days before you cook the pork.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

When you’re ready to cook, set the oven to 250°F with the rack in the middle position. Pat the pork dry with paper towels, and place the seasoned roast on a stainless steel wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Pop it in the hot oven.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Cook the pork crown roast for 2 to 2½ hours or until the center of the meatiest part registers 140°F on an instant-read thermometer.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Take the pork out of the oven and crank up the oven to broil. Once the broiling element is hot, place the roast back in the oven and broil the roast until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Rotate the roast a couple of times during the broiling process to make sure the roast is evenly browned.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

When the roast is ready, take it out of the oven and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Plate and garnish with curly parsley…

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…or just slice in between the bones and serve as individual chops. Dig in!

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Psst! The whole point of making a crown roast is to show it off before slicing it!

Magic Crown Roast of Pork by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com


Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!


 PRINTER-FRIENDLY RECIPE CARD

Magic Crown Roast of Pork

Prep 10 mins

Cook 2 hours, 30 mins

Inactive 24 hours

Total 26 hours, 40 mins

Author Michelle Tam

Yield 12 servings

Tired of turkey? This fancy-looking meaty centerpiece will elicit oohs and aahs when you bring it to the Thanksgiving table—and you won’t even need to tell your guests how easy it is to make! The two secret weapons: my Magic Mushroom Powder seasoning and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s reverse-sear technique to cook your pork to the perfect temperature!

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-pound) crown roast of pork, tied and Frenched by your butcher
  • 2½ tablespoons Magic Mushroom Powder (homemade or sold at select Whole Foods Market stores)
  • 1 bunch curly parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the Magic Mushroom Powder all over the meat, getting in all the nooks and crannies.
  2. You can keep the seasoned roast in the refrigerator, lightly covered in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days before you cook the pork.
  3. When you’re ready to cook, set the oven to 250°F with the rack in the middle position. Pat the pork dry with paper towels, and place the seasoned roast on a stainless steel wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Pop it in the oven.
  5. Cook the pork crown roast for 2 to 2½ hours or until the center of the meatiest part registers 140°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  6. Take the pork out of the oven and crank up the oven to broil. Once the broiling element is hot, place the roast back in the oven and broil the roast until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Rotate the roast a couple of times during the broiling process to make sure the roast is evenly browned.
  7. When the roast is ready, take it out of the oven and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
  8. Plate and garnish with curly parsley or just slice in between the bones and serve as individual chops. Dig in!

Notes

Psst! The whole point of making a crown roast is to show it off before slicing it!

Most butchers and grocery stores will carry crown roast of pork for the holidays. Any other time? Call a few days ahead to pre-order it.

Courses Dinner

Cuisine Thanksgiving, Holiday, Christmas, Pork, American, Paleo, Whole30, Primal, Keto

The post Magic Crown Roast of Pork appeared first on Nom Nom Paleo®.

Leave a Reply

Free Video Course For You

FB Video Course

Categories

Archives