Tuscan Roast Leg of Pork

Pork
Tuscan Roast Leg of Pork
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Description

This Italian-inspired pork roast is rich with garlic, sage and pancetta—unsmoked Italian bacon. Serve with soft polenta, buttered asparagus spears and a fruit salad.

Ingredients

  • 7 pounds boneless fresh leg of pork roast (netted or tied)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 shallots (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/3 cup sage leaves (fresh)
  • 4 ounces pancetta (diced)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. 1In small skillet heat oil over medium heat; add shallots and garlic. Saute slowly, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes. Set aside. Place sage, pancetta, salt and pepper in food processor. Blend to a paste; add shallots and garlic and blend.
  2. 2Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pork roast in shallow roasting pan; stab 1-inch gashes all over surface of pork roast with small paring knife. Using your fingers and the paring knife, stuff each slit with some of the sage and shallot paste. Rub any remaining paste over surface of pork. Roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hours (18 minutes per pound), until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Remove roast from oven; let rest about 10 minutes.
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NutritionView more

60Calories
Sodium10%DV250mg
Fat4%DV2.5g
Protein6%DV3g
Carbs2%DV7g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories60Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat2.5g4%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol<5mg1%
Sodium250mg10%
Potassium200mg6%
Protein3g6%
Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate7g2%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.