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Rack of Pork with Parsleyed Crumbs

Rack of Pork with Parsleyed CrumbsWow your guest with this deliciously easy rack of pork. This surprisingly simple dish will steal the show at your next holiday gathering.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.