Rack of Pork w/ apple pear cranberry chutney

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This rack of pork was originally planned for News Eve dinner but even the best plans change so the cook moved to today.

The prep was to salt it down and dress it with ale mustard after it was fat trimmed and scored at 45.
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After a night with the salt and mustard it got covered with big bald bbq rub and went in in the fridge for another night.
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Going to do this cook in the copper pot with cherry wood.
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On it goes, the plan is to run it at 225 ish then crank it up the last 30 min to roast the crust.
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The cook ran for 3hrs 20 min with the last 30 min cranked up to 375ish. Just happy as a clam watching it rest :-)
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IT @ 148 on the carry over then proceeded to make the slice!
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The slice was dressed with a pear apple cranberry chutney, artichoke, and focaccia sausage chestnut fennel dressing.
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2020 is officially ushered in with a full wallet of pork money!
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Happy 2020 smoking!
 
Very nice smoke and beautiful plate!! I saw racks like this for the first time at Kroger today. I’ll have to grab one sooner or later.
 
Very nice smoke and beautiful plate!! I saw racks like this for the first time at Kroger today. I’ll have to grab one sooner or later.

Thanks jcam! It’s a worth while smoking item.....it’s is one my fav pork cuts!

Beautiful !! Great Job

Gary

Thanks Gary, much appreciated!
 
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Beautiful smoke! Those flavors have my mouth watering!!! In the plated pics you can really see the nice smoke ring. Great job for sure..BIG LIKE!
 
Wow, great cook as usual.

Thanks PC!!

Beautiful smoke! Those flavors have my mouth watering!!! In the plated pics you can really see the nice smoke ring. Great job for sure..BIG LIKE!

Thanks sowsage! It’s a good combination of flavors! Cherry wood gives really good color! It’s my favorite wood to smoke with. It gives a velvety touch!

I agree with sowasage. Nice smoke ring. Whole thing looks delicious

Thanks TNJ! The apple pear cranberry almost made the pork into a sweet & sour combination!
 
Here is the dressing recipe. My wife made the focaccia from scratch and it makes the dressing sing!
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The chutney or compote:
2 each Granny Smith & Bosc Pears - diced.
1 shallot diced
1C dried cranberries
1C each orange juice & hard cider
2Tbs each brown sugar & sweet Dijon mustard
4Tbs honey
1Tbs fresh chop rosemary
Seasoned with salt & pepper

Sweat shallot then add all ingredients and boil till sauce thickens. 7-10 min on high in a large fry pan to facilitate evaporation during boiling.
 
That is one gorgeous meal!! Magnificently cooked and beautifully presented. Truly an epic meal. I just have one question: why is this not on the carousel?

Too beautiful not to be featured,
Robert
 
kruizer and negolien, thank for the likes, they are much appreciated!
 
That is one gorgeous meal!! Magnificently cooked and beautifully presented. Truly an epic meal. I just have one question: why is this not on the carousel?

Too beautiful not to be featured,
Robert

Thanks Robert! It was shared for all the view and recreate on their own if they want to.....its all about sharing...

Wow that looks amazing! I bet it was very good! Talk about ringing in the new year.

Thanks xray! It turned out better than expected when we planned it. It's crazy to have a roasted pork chop more tender than prime rib but this does it!

Looks great to me
Richie

Thanks Richie! Looks like we both had pork on the mind.....
 
Looking great. The presentation is awesome!!
Hawg

Thanks Hawg! I'm really liking the new square plates my wife got. They give just a little more room to make things arrange nice on the plate. And most important less dishes cause you don't need two plates!

great looking meal to start off the new year. looks delicous!

Thanks smokerjim! It was a very surprising tasty dish to start the 2020 year off. The rack of pork is a top shelf prep for pork in my book!

That plate is plain mouth-watering goodness! Like, RAY

Thanks RAY! The sweet & sour of the compote really "amps" the flavor up. The bite with the crust topped with the compote was "crazy" good! The fam sat in silence for about 30 min after till my wife said you guys all look happy and content! Without a word I just looked at her and smiled ! LOL
 
Let the leftover party begin!!!

So I wanted to dress up the leftover heat up a bit, so I dusted up the slices with some big bald bbq rub then put them in a non-stick fry that was wet with classic olive over mid heat.
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Now the reason I’m using mid heat is cause the high sugar content so don’t need lots of heat to get a nice caramelized crust.
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After the nice caramelization has been achieved a “shot” of the reserve juice from the pork is going to be used to further glaze them!
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So into the pan it goes along with a bit of butter...
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Again this isn’t a hard sear but glazing process so the slices are used to “mop” up the glaze as it thickens till it reaches the result below!!! This is flavor money!
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Served up with a wife hand made (dressing & croutons) Cesar and dressing. I do love the new square plates!
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The plate could use a little green but this is a meat plate and the color is enticing to the taste buds!
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This is the result of the soft sear, the lower temp slowing warms it and keeps the proper cook!!
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Currently passed out on the couch in a coma.......
 
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