Porchetta is a savory, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition and I think this recipe is about to change your life. What started as a sandwich style street food so customers could eat it on the road has transformed into a culinary masterpiece that claims the cutting board as its favorite. The cut is deboned and roasted fat and skin still on for an out of this world foodie experience. Learn this Porchetta recipe and make it at home like a World Champion!
Prep Time 1hour
Cook Time 3hours30minutes
1 Trussing Needle
String Waxed, vegetable-based
Sharp knife Should have a smooth blade
13kgBoned slice of pork belly28.6 lbs (bones-out weight) It must fit into your oven.
23gSalt, Rosemary, Pepper, Coriander0.8 oz (Pre-mixed amount for every 1 kg or 2,2 lbs of meat)
GarlicDried slices - as much/little as you want
250mlBeer1 x bottle
To prepare the pork belly, remove one rib at a time then lay any meat fillets back inside.
Then, add flavours to the Porchetta including salt. Spread the first spice evenly over the entirety of the side facing up.
Salting is also done by hand. With the first spice mix, spread it evenly over the entirety of the side facing up.
Next add as much garlic as you desire, and finish with the second spice blend and more rosemary.
The product must be thoroughly and carefully massaged to get the spices into the meat and also left to rest. It’ll need 48 hours in the fridge to allow this process to take place.
To stitch the porchetta, you begin by using a steel pole and lying it in the center. Start with two stitches to hold the Porchetta together. From there, you can begin on one end and start stitching it together - making sure the pole always stays in the center.
To cook this porchetta in your home oven, first lay it directly on the oven shelf with a pan underneath with water and a bottle of beer for a homemade flavor.
Leave it in the oven for one hour at 220°C (428 F), the second hour at 210°C (410 F) and the third at 200°C (392 F).
After three hours, we move on to the scorching phase. Pour two glasses of water on the Porchetta, put it back in the oven for 1/2 hour at 250 C (482 F). The total cooking time for this recipe is 3.5hr.
The spice mixes used are more traditional blends but your Porchetta can be just as delicious with your own choice of favorite spices instead. To get ideas about alternatives, watch the episode all about how to cook Porchetta.