Not to brag, but my husband made an amazing dinner the other night. It featured a cut of meat that I had never attempted to cook before: a pork rib roast. It requires some work from the butcher, as the backbone (or chine) is removed and the rib bones are frenched, but the meat counter at our local Whole Foods was happy to do it for us. Here's what it looked like before cooking:
The recipe he used was super-simple: halve 4 apples and put them cut-side down in the bottom of a large roasting pan. Season the pork with salt and pepper, add a little white wine and water to the pan, and roast at 375 until the pork reaches an internal temp of 145 (about 1 and 1/4 hours). Here's the finished product:
He served it with a gremolata that featured parsley, rosemary and lemon zest. Delicious! The roast yielded 8 large pork chops, and it really was pretty easy to put together. I am hopeful that he will agree to make it again when we're visiting my family over the holidays, as I know it will be a big hit.