Roast pork. If you just let out a sigh or went wobbly in the knees at the very mention of those words, you’re our kinda home cook. And while we all know there’s great satisfaction to be had in recreating that seductively succulent pork roast that mom or grandma used to make every Sunday night, there’s a lot more latitude in roast pork dishes these days. So much so that you can satisfy just about any craving without having to repeat the same old recipe night after night. Consider effortless baked bacon. Fall-apart baby-back ribs made without standing in the snow at the smoker. A quick and easy skillet pork chop dinner solution for weeknights. Obscenely rich Chinese roast pork belly. Or something a little unexpected like chorizo meatballs. Or, well, you get the idea.
We’ve got a recipe that’ll more than satisfy everyone at the table. We anticipate your only complaint is not being able to decide which to try tonight.--Renee Schettler Rossi