Best Gourmet Pork Rib Roast Recipe

Published on Aug 04, 2014

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 80 minutes Serves: 6
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The pork rib roast is a magnificent entree when prepared correctly. Achieving juicy, tender, and succulent results requires careful attention to detail. Here’s how to master the art of roasting a Pork Rib Roast:


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Prepare the Rub

Creating a flavorful rub is essential for enhancing the taste of the pork. Combine your choice of herbs and spices to complement the meat’s natural flavors.

Tip: Experiment with various herbs and spices to find your perfect flavor combination. Consider ingredients like garlic, thyme, rosemary, paprika, or mustard powder.

Apply the Rub and Marinate

Once you’ve prepared the rub, generously coat the entire surface of the roast with the mixture. For optimal flavor infusion, wrap the seasoned roast tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least four hours.

Tip: For an even more intense flavor, marinate the roast overnight in the refrigerator.

Bring to Room Temperature

Before cooking, allow the roast to come to room temperature. This ensures even cooking and helps prevent overcooking the exterior while waiting for the interior to cook.

Tip: Remove the roast from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking to ensure it reaches room temperature evenly.

Choose Your Cooking Method

You can either barbecue the roast or roast it in the oven. Preheat your grill or oven to 350°F (175°C) for optimal results.

Tip: For added flavor, consider smoking the roast on the barbecue using wood chips or chunks for a delicious smoky taste.

Monitor Internal Temperature

Regardless of the cooking method, it’s crucial to monitor the internal temperature of the roast. The target temperature for pork rib roast is 150°F (65°C).

Tip: Use a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast to ensure accuracy. Here is a Guide for cooking temperatures and times for meat.

carved pork rib roast

Rest Before Carving

After cooking, remove the roast from the heat source and cover it loosely with foil. Allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.

Tip: Resting the roast allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a juicier and more flavorful end product.

By following these tips and techniques, you’ll elevate your pork rib roast to an unforgettable pork rib roast. Enjoy!

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