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Rack of pork with white port and mint

1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes Cook time 20 minutes Prep time 6 servings



In The Oven

  1. Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine 2 tbsp. (30 ml) mint, 1 tbsp. (15 ml) basil and 1 tbsp. (15 ml) lemon zest, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Coat rack with mixture and place in a roasting pan.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, according to desired doneness.
  5. For medium rare, remove from oven when a thermometer inserted in the meat reads 142°F (61°C). Keep thermometer inserted in meat and cover with foil. Let stand until the thermometer reads 145°F (63°C), about 15 minutes.
  6. In the same roasting pan set over medium heat, sauté shallot and garlic. Deglaze with port and reduce by one third.
  7. In a pot, pour in the mixture, add tea and broth and bring to a boil. Stir in remaining lemon zest, mint and basil.
  8. In a bowl, work butter and flour into a paste (kneaded butter).
  9. Whisk kneaded butter into the pot and allow to thicken over low heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. When ready to serve, slice rack into ribs and serve with sauce.

Nutritional value (per serving)

  • 290 calories
  • 37 g of proteins
  • 12 g of fat
  • 3 g of carbohydrates
  • 1 g of fibres
  • 1 g of sugar
  • 283 mg of sodium
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