Rack of Pork with Balsamic Sauce

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 70 to 90 minutes
Serves: 8
Ingredients:
  • One 8-rib Swift Premium® Rack of Pork (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 large shallot, thinly slice into rings
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
Cooking Directions:
  1. Pat pork dry with paper towels. Place pork on large piece of plastic wrap. Combine orange peel, rosemary, oil, salt, pepper, and garlic; rub on pork. Wrap pork tightly in the plastic wrap; marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 450º F. Unwrap pork and place on roaster rack, bone side down, in large shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, in oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350º F. Continue roasting, uncovered, for 55 to 75 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted near center reads 145° F.
  4. Meanwhile, for sauce, cook shallot in butter and brown sugar in small saucepan over medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until soften. Add vinegar and gently simmer until reduced to about 1 tablespoon. Stir in broth and gently simmer for 1 minute.
  5. Transfer roast to cutting board. Loosely cover pork with foil; let pork rest for 3 minutes. Carve rack into chops; place on dinner plates and spoon sauce over each chop.
Recipe Nutrition Overview
Per Serving
Calories
273
Total fat
12g
Saturated fat
4g
Cholesterol
92mg
Sodium
255mg
Carbohydrate
3g
Fiber
0.4g
Protein
36g
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