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Roast Pork (Maiale Arrosto)

Dear SOS: I'm hoping you can provide me with the following recipe from Piatti Ristorante in Thousand Oaks: roasted pork (maiale arrosto). This dish is marvelous. Shirley Willcutt Simi Valley Dear Shirley: This recipe uses a spice rub. The chef ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes plus 1 hour chilling | Serves 4 to 6
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons juniper berries
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon pimenton (Spanish paprika)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (3-pound) pork loin or rack

Step 1Finely grind the mustard, cumin and fennel seeds, the bay leaf, juniper berries, coriander, pimenton, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a spice grinder. Coat the pork with the spice rub. Refrigerate the pork for 1 hour.

Step 2Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Roast the pork until it reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, loosely cover with foil and set aside 10 minutes before slicing.

Each of 6 servings:
414 calories; 874 mg sodium; 125 mg cholesterol; 22 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 10 grams carbohydrates; 41 grams protein; 0.54 gram fiber.
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