A rack of pork looks and sounds impressive, yet it’s wallet-friendly and sold in most supermarkets. A peppery lemon crust takes minutes to create, and a creamy white-wine sauce is the finishing touch.
Lemon and pepper rub
Lemon and pepper seasoning blend, made by several spice companies, is sold in the spice section of most grocery stores. To make your own, finely grate 5 tbsp (75 mL) peel from 4 lemons. Place in a small bowl. Stir in 2 tsp (10 mL) each dried onion powder, salt and freshly ground black pepper and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) granulated sugar. Stir with oil as above but don’t add more salt. Continue with recipe.
Look for a rack of pork at the meat counter at your supermarket or ask the butcher to prepare one. If you can’t get a 10-rib rack, use 2 five-rib roasts instead. Roast them the same as the larger one, but reduce the 325F (160C) time to 1-1/4 hours.