Porchetta with summer potato salad
30 minutes, plus drying and resting time
Preparation Time
2 hours 25 minutes
Cooking Time
8 serves


Garlic and herb paste

4 garlic cloves
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tsp thyme leaves
2 tsp rosemary leaves
2 tsp oregano leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp black peppercorns
3 tsp salt flakes

Pork belly

2 kg piece boneless pork belly,
skin on
Butchers twine
3 tsp salt flakes
2 tbsp olive oil

Potato salad

800 g chat or baby potatoes,
unpeeled and cut in half
80 g (½ cup) green olives, pitted and
50 g (¼ cup) capers, drained and
¼ cup roughly chopped parsley leaves
2 tbsp oregano leaves
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt flakes and black pepper, to taste


Garlic and herb paste

  1. Blend or process all ingredients to form a smooth paste.

Pork belly

  1. Place the pork skin side up on a board. Use a very sharp thick knife to score horizontal or diagonal lines 1 cm apart. Place the pork skin-side up on a tray and leave in the fridge, uncovered, for minimum of 12 hours to dry the skin.
  2. Place the pork on a chopping board skin-side down with the longer edge facing you. Score the flesh in 2 cm
    diamonds and massage the garlic and herb paste into the grooves of the meat.
  3. Roll the pork from the longer side into a cylinder shape. Cut 6 x 15 cm pieces of twine and tie the pork at 3 cm intervals.
  4. Combine the salt and olive oil in a small bowl and rub all over the skin. Place the pork roll onto a grilling and roasting insert in a universal tray and place into the combi steam Pro oven on shelf level 2.
  5. Select User Programmes and create the following:
    Stage 1: Select Combi mode: Fan Plus at 165°C + 75% moisture + 2 hours.
    Stage 2: Select Combi mode: Fan Plus at 225°C + 10% moisture + 10 minutes.
    Alternatively, cook using the Automatic Programme: Select Meat / Pork / Pork with crackling.
  6. Remove the pork from the oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving with the potato salad.

Potato salad

  1. Place the potatoes in a perforated steam container and select Automatic Programmes / Vegetables / Potatoes /
    Unpeeled potatoes / Small / halved. Alternately, steam the potatoes for 15 minutes at 100⁰C.
  2. Once the potatoes have cooled, combine all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.

Hints and tips

  • Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that features a whole pig, typically deboned and seasoned with herbs and
    spices, then roasted until the meat is tender and the skin becomes crispy. It is a culinary specialty that has a long history in Italian cuisine. The origins of porchetta can be traced back to ancient Roman times. It is often served in time of celebration.
  • Leftover porchetta in a roll with roasted broccolini is delicious.
  • The pork can also be cooked in the oven:
    Select User Programmes and create the following:
    Stage 1: Preheat on Fan Plus at 165°C
    Stage 2: Select Moisture Plus with Fan Plus at 165°C + 10 minutes
    Stage 3: Select Moisture Plus with Fan Plus at 165°C + 30 minutes
    Stage 4: Select Moisture Plus with Fan Plus at 165°C + 60 minutes
    Stage 5: Select Fan Plus at 250°C + 10 minutes.
    Place the pork into the oven on shelf level 2 after the preheating time.

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