Preheat oven to
350°. Rub the FLORIDA SEASONED
PEPPER and salt on the meat. Place the roast on a rack in a shallow
roasting pan. Place a small strip of foil over the tops of the bones so
that they don't get too brown. If you place the stuffing in the crown,
cover that with a sheet of foil, too, and figure about 22 minutes per
pound. If you bake the stuffing separately in a covered dish, the roast
will be done after about 18 minutes per pound. This is just a rough estimate,
use a meat thermometer to test for doneness. The roast should rest for
10-15 minutes before carving, which allows ample time to prepare the gravy.
Don't panic if the roast is done before everything else, as it will stay
warm and juicy for quite some time. Unload the roast onto a platter, remove
the stuffing into a serving bowl just before dinner is served (this will
keep the stuffing warm).
Prep. time; 5 minutes.
Cooking time: 3 hours or more.