Would you rather see the UK version?
Would you rather see the US version?
Would you rather see the Australian version?
Would you rather see the German version?
Would you rather see the Dutch version?
Você prefere ver a versão em português?
“This recipe for pork is great. You can serve it as a conventional roast, or let it cool and either serve it as part of a buffet, or in sandwiches as they do in Italy. On my first trip there we stopped at a caravan by the side of the road where we had lovely big porchetta (pork sandwiches) filled with salad leaves, mustard and some very bready salsa verde. ”
½ higher-welfare pork loin , preferably the rib end, off the bone
1 small handful fresh rosemary , leaves picked
3 heaped tablespoons fennel seeds
freshly ground black pepper
500 g sourdough or rustic bread
2 red onions , peeled and finely sliced
3 cloves garlic , peeled and finely sliced
1 small handful fresh sage leaves , ripped up
1 handful pine nuts
extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Tap For Method
Share this Recipe
Tap For Ingredients
Preheat your oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.
Place your pork loin in front of you and score across the skin with a sharp knife, or a Stanley knife, about 1cm/½ inch deep and about 1cm/½ inch apart. Pound up the rosemary and fennel seeds with a tablespoon of salt – bash the mixture up until really fine and then rub it into all the score marks on the pork. Remove the crusts from the bread and slice it up. I like to toast the bread in a toaster or on a griddle until lightly golden, as this gives the stuffing a really fantastic smoky flavour.
While the bread is toasting, slowly fry the onions, garlic, sage and pine nuts in a little olive oil for 10 minutes until the onions are sweet and soft. Season with salt and pepper, add the balsamic vinegar and put the mixture in a bowl. Rip your bread into pieces and add to the bowl. Squash everything together, really squeezing the onions into the bread. Have a taste – it may need a little more seasoning. Put to one side and allow to cool.
Insert your knife into the eye meat of the pork loin and make a cavity for your stuffing. Pack in the stuffing, then roll the pork over and tie it with a few pieces of string. Place the pork on a roasting tray and cook in the preheated oven for just over an hour until crisp and golden.