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End of rack of pork season?

I was in my local Costco this morning and they only had 4 cryo'd racks of pork (one with a sell-by date of tomorrow).  They had a few more that had been opened, laced up, seasoned, and placed oven ready in a foil pan.  I took home a cryo'd 6.24lb one.  I hope this isn't the end.  I do have one frozen "for later".

Here it is, bottom view, dried off out of the cryo:


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Here it is again, with the little bit of membrane that was there removed:
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Top view...with the outer layer scored...need to sharpen the boning knife...it was having a hard time doing the job.
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I'd never bothered with this on a ROP before, but I decided to see what I was missing with the lacing:
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Laced up side view...you can see the lacing compresses the rack horizontally, making it a little more round from this view:
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Here it is, fully prepped and wrapped up to go back in the fridge till starting time:
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And after 2 hours indirect at mostly 350ish:
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I covered the glass dish it was in with foil while I got the rest of dinner ready (mashed potatoes and steamed string beans).  I'd pulled it off the egg at 147F IT, and 20 minutes later when I was about to slice it, it had reached 159F.  It may look burnt on the outside, but it's not.  I probably could have pulled it a few degrees earlier, but I had to run out on an errand mid way through the cook, and it finished a little quicker than I'd expected.

Comments

  • AltonAlton Posts: 445
    Looks great! Peppered??? Did you use a a store rub?
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,650
    Great looking cook. I'm big on tying long roasts to make the cylindrical, even cooking. Love rack of pork. 
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  • njlnjl Posts: 859
    No store rub.  I use a rub now only loosely based on a rib rub from America's Test Kitchen.  I've posted the original recipe here before...it's brown sugar, kosher salt, paprika, chili powder, fresh ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and my additions (onion powder, garlic powder, celery seed, and cinnamon).
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,256
    Rack of pork has been missing from our Costco for weeks. I miss it! Was really looking forward to cooking one but was denied. :(

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,628
    I saw 3 racks cryo'ed and 2 pre-seasoned when I went yesterday. SWMBO said no, so I am afraid no more till the next set of holidays.... :((
  • njlnjl Posts: 859
    Get one and put it in the freezer for a few months.
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 893
    Now I am hungry, don't think I can get a pork roast for breakfast. Gerhard
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