Roast Pork Calypso

1
Lynette !

By
@breezermom

My mom used to cook a pork roast while we were at church on Sunday's. This is a "new" version of a family favorite.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12-14
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Roast

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 lb
    pork loin roast
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2
    bay leaves, broken into pieces
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth, divided
  • 1 c
    dark rum
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 2 tsp
    cornstarch or arrowroot powder

How to Make Roast Pork Calypso

Step-by-Step

  1. Score the fat on the pork loin roast in a diamond pattern.
  2. Combine the crushed garlic, salt, ginger, cloves, and freshly ground pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixutre into the scored fat on the roast; sprinkle with the bay leaves.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1/2 cup rum into a shallow roasting pan. Place the roast, fat side up, on a rack in the roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the roast, making sure it does not touch fat or bone. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup rum, brown sugar, and lime juice in a small bowlp stir well. Baste the roast with the rum mixture, reserving any remaining rum mixture. Bake an additional 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  5. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Transfer the roast to a serving platter. Set aside, and keep warm.
  6. Add enough remaining 1 cup chicken broth to the remaining rum mixture to make 1 1/2 cups. Pour the liquid into a small heavy saucepan, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Combine the cold water and cornstarch; stir well. Stir cornstarch mixture into the broth mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Serve roast with the sauce.

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About Roast Pork Calypso

Course/Dish: Pork Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Caribbean



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