Boneless Suckling Pig (Porchetta) – Stuffed with Italian Herbs
These piggies are thoroughly rubbed inside with a traditional aromatic blend of Italian Herbs, which includes Rosemary, Fennel Seeds, Garlic, Lemon Juice and Bay Leaves, and then rolled and strung ready for roasting, resembling a loin of pork by this stage. The weight of the Porchetta is approximately 2kg, one will easily serve 6 – 8 guests. Do to the way that they have been prepared by Alternative Meats they are very simple to carve and serve.
You can further rub the outside of the piggie with oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt. Alternative Meats would recommend having your oven at about 220 degrees C to begin with,for the first 25 – 30 minutes, so that the crackling gets a good start. An approximate cooking time would be 25 – 30 minutes for 500g, with a good 25 minutes for resting the meat once it is cooked, which helps it to relax and become easy to carve. Traditional accompaniments for pork such as apple sauce work really well too.