RHUBARB PORK ROAST

Rhubarb Pork Roast

The pork is basted with some rhubarb sauce while roasting. The sweet and tart rhubarb sauce compliments the savoriness of the roasted meat. Nice for a spring meal when rhubarb is plentiful.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: < 30 Min Prep w/Longer Cook Time, Main Course - Pork
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Catherine Christiano

Ingredients

Pork

  • 3 1/2 pounds shoulder or pork loin roast
  • 6 whole cloves garlic slivered
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

Rhubarb Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups rhubarb 1/4" sliced
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 9 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard

Instructions

  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350° F. Line roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  • Cut 8 to 10 slits in surface of pork and insert slivers of garlic. Rub surface of roast with rosemary. Place in roasting pan. Roast for 50 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan combine rhubarb sauce ingredient. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Spoon about 1/3 rhubarb sauce over pork. Continue to roast, basting occasionally, until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 F, about 40 - 45 minutes. Let roast rest for 3 minutes before slicing. Slice thin and serve with additional rhubarb sauce.

Notes

Pairs well with steamed asparagus or green beans and roasted potatoes.