Christmas Menu: Crown Roast of Pork

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For those of you that prefer a boneless pork roast or are entertaining a smaller crowd, we used the same delicious garlic and herb rub on a boneless pork sirloin roast and included a separate recipe.

appetizer

Stuffed Mushrooms Italian-Style

Stuffed mushrooms are a perfect appetizer for entertaining and this recipe, flavored with Genoa salami and a bit of crushed red pepper complements the bold flavors of the following courses nicely.
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main course

Main Course: Garlic-Herb Crusted Crown Roast of Pork

This crown roast of pork is flavored with a rub made with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. Tender, juicy and full of flavor, this cut of pork makes a beautiful presentation for a holiday meal.
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Main Course: Garlic-Herb Crusted Boneless Pork Sirloin Roast

As an alternative option, we rewrote our crown roast recipe for a boneless cut of pork. The boneless sirloin roast is just as tender and juicy as the crown roast, but runs smaller in size.
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side dishes

Italian Sausage and Herb Stuffing

This recipe is actually a savory bread pudding that captures all the flavors of a classic green bean casserole using all fresh ingredients. It's a great choice to serve in place of bread stuffing.
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Scalloped Potatoes with Fontina, Onions and Thyme

This dish is a variation on classic scalloped potatoes that adds some thinly sliced sautéed onion, fresh thyme leaves and grated Fontina cheese between the layers of potatoes.
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Oven-Braised Zucchini in Olive Oil

A simple combination of zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and onion is oven-braised in extra-virgin olive oil to make an easy, richly flavored side dish.
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dessert

Orange Rosemary Biscotti

This is a delicious biscotti recipe, flavored with toasted pine nuts, rosemary, fresh orange zest and orange liqueur ~ great served with coffee or espresso.
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