Now here is a dish that’s fit for royalty! Pork crown is a classic example of taking something as simple as a pork rack and turning it into something magical. A beautiful centrepiece that is sure to bring a smile on everyone’s face around the table. If you want to impress or simply try a new spin on pork, this is the dish to do it!
Pork crown can be labelled as a pork roast but it’s much grander in scale and is delicious when smoked. This bad boy can look intimidating at first glance, but it’s not that hard to make. All you really need to do is take two racks of pork and shape them into a circle (or crown as we like to call it) and tie it with some butcher’s twine. If you still feel a bit worried that you won’t get it right or you simply want to save yourself the effort, just ask your local friendly butcher to do it for you. Problem solved!
What’s also quite fun (and tasty to do!) is that you can stuff other food inside the centre of the pork crown for added flair as well as a scrumptious side dish. Awesome if you do it with potatoes, rice, chorizo sausages, apples, mushrooms and so much more – try it or if you prefer just go solo with the pork, either way it will come out delicious!
Pork also pairs very well with a sweet glaze and for this recipe we made a fresh gooseberry glaze to complement the wonderful natural flavour of the pork that has been smoked low & slow with some Firesmiths cherry wood chunks.
It’s a meal fit for a king and will leave your guests satisfied and smiling! Enjoy!
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 4 hours
Resting Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 4 hours 40mins
Ideal Internal Hero Smoker & Grill Temperature: 110°C
Ideal Cooked Serving Temperature: 60 – 62 °C
Recommend Cooking Method: Indirect using the heat diffuser with the pork crown placed horizontally on the cooking grate