Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Instead of turkey make a pork roast for Thanksgiving. This Asian style pork roast only takes a few ingredients. Browning the pork before placing in the oven keeps it moist and succulent.
1 Pork roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
1/2 Cup orange marmalade
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 to 1 Tspn Asian chili paste*
1/2 Cup light soy sauce
2 Tblspn ketchup
Oil for browning meat
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Make a dressing of soy sauce, marmalade, Asian chili paste, ketchup and crushed garlic by mixing ingredients together.
Brown meat all sides in an oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. When pork is browned, baste with dressing and roast in oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Continue to baste and turn the roast. Lower the heat to 350 degrees. Roast 45 minutes, basting to keep meat moist. Meat juices will run clear when done. Remove roast from pan and let sit at least 15 minutes before serving. Spoon dressing gravy over roast and potatoes.
Makes 8 to 12 servings
*Browning the meat will help to seal the juices. Also makes a better looking roast.
*When serving fewer than 6 people, freeze the other half. Makes a great cold sandwich.
*Taste Chili paste before adding to mixture, to test the intensity of the product. Decide how much heat you want to add to your dressing.
Why not share responsibilities? If guests are coming to share your day of giving thanks, ask someone to bring their specialty. Be sure to ask what that is so you are not left with 2 or 3 of the same dish. Do not discount Jello molds, people may chuckle because they are fairly easy to make, but they are always welcome.