Porchetta Pt.1 11.20.2011

Porchetta is a traditional Italian feast where a whole pig is boned, packed with herbs, tied up and roasted. I was determined to try a home kitchen version of this by using a 7 lb piece of skin on pork belly tied around a 3 lb center cut pork loin, this will give the roast the same elements as a whole pig Porchetta; mahogany cracklin, savory pork belly, and rosy moist meat. It is seasoned with fennel seed, red chili flakes, sage, garlic, and orange slices in between the loin and belly. It is now dry aging in my fridge and will be roasted the night before thanks giving as a preemptive feast for a few family members.  A staff meal if you will, as we will be cooking most of the fallowing day for about 25 guests.

… pt.2 to follow…

About Todd Templeman

I am a product and fashion stylist in Portland OR. But more than that, I love to eat. I love what it makes me think about, or even see. I love that food brings family and friends to your door, or can be your best friend on a lonely night. I love all the aspects that surround great food, and my blog will contain a cross section of the food related happenings in my life and the world around me. Enjoy...
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