A Favorite Tree Top Recipe
8 cups (64 oz) Tree Top Apple Juice
1 cedar plank
6 rib rack of
1 cup maple
1 teaspoon salt
cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 500 F. Place the cedar plank in a large roasting pan
with the apple juice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom pods.
(Reserve 2 tablespoons of apple juice for basting). With a sharp knife,
score the pork loin about 1/2 deep and rub the garlic, salt and pepper
into the loin. Place the loin on the plank and sear for 15 minutes. Now
reduce the oven temperature to 375 F and roast for 1 hour. Meanwhile mix
tarragon, maple syrup, apple juice (reserved) and mustard in a small
bowl and start basting at the one hour mark and again every 15 minutes
until the internal temperature reaches 145-150º. Remove from oven and
baste once more. Let pork loin rest for another 10 minutes before
cutting into 5 thick chops. Meat will be slightly pink.
Serve with remaining sauce, and your favorite side dish.