Recipes from Italy: Arista di Maiale
Here's a recipe from La Tavola Marche, our Italian Agriturismo. You will not be disappointed, this comes out delicious & juicy!
Arista di Maiale
pork loin roast, tied (the butcher will do this for you)
red pepper flecks, to taste
rind of half a lemon, chopped
Combine all ingredients (except the meat) and form a paste. Food processor,
mortar & pestle or a small food chopper will work, you can also do it by
Transfer above mixture into a bowl & add a glug or two of olive oil so the
paste is spreadable.
Work paste into meat evenly & refrigerate over night or at least 6 hours.
When ready to cook preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Generously salt the meat & place in a roasting pan.
Roast for the first 15 minutes at 425 degrees, remove from oven. Add a 3/4
cup of white wine
Then return to oven & lower to 350 degrees cooking for about 15 minutes per
pound,or until juices run clear.
Baste the meat once or twice during cooking. (If the top starts getting
too brown, cover for the last bit. If liquid at the bottom of the pan cooks
out, add a little water.)
Once cooked, allow roast to sit for a few minutes. Remove string & slice
thinly. Use the pan juices as a sauce.
NOTE: pairs well with white beans.
Ashley Bartner is the Living in Italy Editor for Wandering Educators.
La Tavola Marche Agriturismo & Cooking Holiday