Here’s another Christmas dinner idea, crown roast of pork with apple pancetta couscous. The combination of flavors in the dish are really nice. Once cut and served, the juicy pork chops are the perfect partner for the sweet savory couscous.
Crown roast of pork is a great dish for the holidays, it’s tasty, feeds a crowd and looks impressive once served.
A crown roast of pork is usually two uncut center racks of ribs tied together in a crown formation. Make life simple and order one from the butcher, and ask them to remove the excess fat and sinew.
Allow two chops for each serving. To make sure you have enough to feed your guests, tell your butcher how many you plan on feeding. My crown roast had 11 chops and weighed approx. 6 lb, perfect for 5-6 people.
Once you get your crown roast home, prepping and cooking is an easy process. You simply season with salt and spices, cover the bones with some foil to avoid burning and pop it in the oven. Or go one step further, as I did, and create a complementing partner to go with it. You can also stuff it, or cook it on its own and serve with the your favorite sides.
Crown roasts can be created from many types of meat, the most popular being lamb and veal. Both of these examples cost way more than this pork alternative, making crown roast of pork with apple pancetta couscous nicely affordable.
If you haven’t agreed on what to serve for Christmas and you want something that will not break the bank, consider this recipe. It will not disappoint.