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Crisp, crackly skin redolent with the flavor and aroma of rosemary, fennel seed, and garlic encases a moist, flavorful interior that's delicious to the last bite. Serve this porchetta with a hearty side dish such as these Lentils with Herbs and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, which complement the rich fattiness of the pork nicely.


For the rub

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients together and mix thoroughly. This can be stored for up to 3 months in a covered container.

For the garlic paste

Place the garlic and olive oil together in a blender and blend into a paste. 

For the pork roast

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Pat the pork loin and belly dry with a fresh towel. Cut the loin in half lengthwise. Cut the belly in half lengthwise and then butterfly each half so that you have 2 pieces of the same length and width as the original, but half as thick.

Season the pork loin with the rub and then smear the garlic paste over the seasoned pork. Season the belly generously with the rub. Lay the loin on top of the belly and wrap the loin with the belly, skin side out, like a jelly roll. Tie with butcher's twine.

Set the pork skin side up on a rack in a roasting pan and roast until the pork has reached an internal temperature of 138 degrees, about 2 hours. Remove from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes. Slice the pork into 1-inch-thick pieces and serve. 


Calories per serving:

1,477 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 124g 190%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 37g 183%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 56g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 79g 159%
  • Cholesterol 302mg 101%
  • Sodium 2,519mg 105%
  • Calcium 69mg 7%
  • Magnesium 91mg 23%
  • Potassium 1,438mg 41%
  • Iron 3mg 17%
  • Zinc 7mg 46%
  • Phosphorus 834mg 119%
  • Vitamin A 11µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 127%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 55%
  • Niacin (B3) 24mg 120%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 121%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 48%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 15µg 18%
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