2 cups Apple Juice
to taste Cracked Black Pepper
12 lb. Crown Roast of Pork, tied
to taste Kosher Salt
2 gallons Pork Brine, chilled
4 cups Water
This elegant Smoked Crown Roast is a fitting dish for a special gathering or holiday meal. The classic, savory flavors will delight any guest and make the occasion a memorable one. Cut from a bone rack of pork that is trimmed, or frenched, to expose the ends of the bones, the crown roast is the ultimate centerpiece for your meal. Brined with ancho chiles and cloves for a smoky-spicy flavor, the roast is smoked low and slow until tender and succulent.
To make the brine:
For this recipe, the savory aromas of Hickory Hardwood go quite nicely with the spicy heat from the seasonings that are used in the brine.
Don’t have time to make the brine? Inject the pork with a mixture of chicken broth, chipotle chili pepper sauce, and melted butter the night before and let it rest in the refrigerator.