The best pork is bone in, and the best way to cook a bone in pork is to start with a full roast, seasoned and roasted. Pork rib roasts are common in most grocery stores, economical, and easy to prepare for a family dinner or special occasion.
Pork is great for brining, and using an orange spice tea brine brings a specially fruity flavor. If you substitute Coca Cola syrup for sugar in the brine, you’ll get a unique sweetness with a tinge of bitterness that sugar alone doesn’t provide. If you can’t get your hands on Coke syrup, try molasses. It will yield a similar flavor profile.
A flavorful mixture of herbs and spices, balancing sweet, salt, and spicy, rubbed over the outside provide a great infusion of flavor, and letting the roast cook over a bed of aromatic vegetables renders rich drippings that can be made into an awesome sauce.
Cooking the roast in two steps – roasting at 500°F for a short period then dropping the heat and cooking until finished – will produce a roast that is both tender and juicy, with a great seared crust on the outside.
Check out how simple it is to cook a great roast in the video below, and then bring your own flair to this delicious cut of meat!