Dijon and Herb Grilled Pork Roast
February 17, 2010
Tonight I mourn the end to these leftovers. This pork roast was so good, I was tempted to go bury the last slice in the garden. You see, this pork was so magically delicious that I think it might morph and grow into some sort of super herb under the soil. Alas, we'll never know, I hadn't even completed my super herb thought before it was swimming in my belly. At this point, the least I can do is go sprinkle the ashes from the grill used to cook this masterpiece all over the garden as a sign of respect. Am I exagerating? I think not. This is the most delicious pork roast I have ever set a flame to. The crust created by the dijon, garlic, balsamic and herbs lock in a lot of moisture and compliment this pork well. Am I overselling this recipe a little? Perhaps I still have my pork buzz going, but don't you owe it to your grill to give it a shot? I think so, let's get to it...
1Remove the pork roast from the refrigerator and let warm to room temperature on the counter for about 30 minutes.
2Light the grill for indirect grilling. If using a charcoal grill, light an entire chimney full of coals and let burn until there is white ash on the top coals. For a gas grill, light half of the burners to high and leave the other half unlit.
3Whisk together the dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar.
4Add in the rosemary, garlic and thyme, combine well and then set the mixture aside.
5If using a charcoal grill, pile all of the lit coals to once side of the grill and put a drip pan under the grate on the cool side.
6Rub the pork roast all over with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
7Sear the pork roast on all sides on the hot part of the grill.
1Once the pork roast has been seared on all side, move it over the drip pan on the cool side of the grill.
2Smear the mustard, vinegar and herb mixture all over the pork roast.
1Close the lid and grill the pork roast until it reaches an inner temperature of about 145 degrees.
2Remove the roast from the grill, place on a platter and loosely cover with aluminum foil.
3Let the roast rest for about 10 - 15 minutes before carving. Seriously, leave it alone, let it rest!
4Carve slices and serve!
If you have some time, it wouldn't be a bad idea to brine the pork roast prior to grilling. I didn't think that far ahead and it still turned out juicy and delicious. Now if you'll excuse me, I need some quiet time to reflect back on this beautiful piece of meat. Oh Roast, you were gone so fast I hardly knew ye...sniffle.