Sometimes you need a meat entree that sets the meal apart, making it special. Even kids can appreciate a pork rib roast dinner. Save this fancy meal for the times when you want to impress the family with your culinary skills. Put together a pork rib roast menu, complete with delectable meat, scrumptious sides and tasty dessert.
Pork Rib Roast Preparation
Trim the visible fat before you roast the rib roast. If the meat of the roast looks really lean, you can leave a thin layer of fat around the roast to add flavor. Rub a light layer of vegetable oil into the outside of the roast and then rub a combination of salt and pepper in well to infuse basic flavor into the meat. Some cooks like to tie the outside edges of the rib roast to the ribs to keep the roast from falling apart during the roasting process -- the meat is so tender that it tends to do this.
Add a few hearty and basic vegetables to serve alongside the rib roast. Green beans and steamed baby carrots can complement the roast perfectly and kids usually enjoy these common vegetables. If you want to make them even more special, turn the green beans into a green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup and French-fried onions on top. After steaming the baby carrots lightly, transfer them to a shallow baking dish, drizzle a little maple syrup over them and roast them for a few minutes.
Nothing goes with a pork roast like creamy potatoes. Make up a dish of au gratin potatoes or mash some potatoes, adding sour cream and ranch dressing to them as you mash them to give them extra zip and zest. Don't forget a basket of warm dinner rolls, served with soft butter.
Try a fruit pie with vanilla ice cream a la mode. If you're cutting back on sugar, opt for a sugar-free fruit pie such as blueberry or blackberry made with only thickened fruit juice to sweeten it. Serve wedges of warmed pie with a dollop of ice cream on top.