The traditional Porchetta or more commonly known now as a Pork Roast is something special to the Italian community, usually eaten at a Festa (a family or group celebration) it brings everyone tighter as a center piece of the table when it is time to eat. Made by rolling a loin and belly of pork together and seasoning with fresh herbs and spices such as parsley, garlic, black pepper, fresh fennel, lemon rind, and wine.
Porchetta is famous for being cooked in a wood fire oven, but in today’s age, any home oven can cook your roast perfectly. Our cooking tips are to baste the skin with olive oil and a generous amount of salt, then put into a preheated fan forced oven of about 240 degrees Celsius, place on a wire rack and let cook for about 12-15 minutes or until your crackle is golden. Then drop the temperature of your oven and cook for a further 1-2 hours depending on size at about 150 degrees Celsius.