Stunning Centerpieces

Holiday main dishes to make your meal merry

Dec 02, 2015, 14:20 ET from Family Features Editorial Syndicate

MISSION, Kan., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As family gathers around the table, a fragrant, beautifully plated main dish is the focal point of any holiday meal. A richly flavored pork or beef dish that looks as good as it tastes will have guests passing their plates for more.

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If preparing an elegant meal from scratch isn't your idea of a happy holiday, look to Omaha Steaks for gourmet side dishes, appetizers and desserts, as well as complete holiday meal packages to fit any size gathering. Get inspired to create a special centerpiece for your holiday table at

Pork Crown Roast with Garlic Herb Rub 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Total time: 3 hours

Serves: 12-16


cup kosher salt


tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper


cup fresh garlic, peeled and finely diced


cup, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil


cup thyme, leaves removed from stem and coarsely chopped


cup rosemary, leaves removed from stem and coarsely chopped


tablespoons sage, leaves removed from stem and coarsely chopped


pounds baby red potatoes, halved


pound fresh pearl onions, peeled and halved


Omaha Steaks Pork Crown Roast  

Thaw roast completely and remove plastic packaging.

Heat oven to 350 F.

Prepare rub by combining salt, pepper, garlic, herbs and 1/2 cup of olive oil.

Mix 2 tablespoons of rub with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss with potatoes and onions.

Liberally rub all sides of roast with remaining rub, including in between bones. Put any excess rub on top.

Place roast on foil lined sheet pan and spread potatoes and onions around sides of roast. Cook on center rack of oven for approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to 2 hours and 35 minutes for a 9-pound roast, or until internal temperature reaches 145 F in the middle.

Let rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting away string and slicing between bones for 16 even portions. Serve with roasted red potatoes and pearl onions in natural au jus.

Michael French 

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