Porchetta

Porchetta
By
Staff Writer
Porchetta
Eataly

Porchetta

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.

6
Servings
1340
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the rub

  • 2 Tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

For the garlic paste

  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the pork roast

  • One 4-pound boneless pork loin roast
  • 2 Pounds pork belly

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
142g
100%
Saturated Fat
59g
100%
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
44mg
4%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
130mg
19%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
4100mg
100%
Water
25g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%