Italian Style Pesto Pork

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Italian Style Pesto Pork


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 4 Hr 0 Min

Total Time : 4 Hr 20 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1.5 kg of pork, scored

  • 6 tbsp oil

  • 2 spoons of fennel seeds

  • 1 onion cut in wedges

  • 2 lemons

  • 4 tbsp pesto

  • 450g mix Mediterranean veg

  • 1 Italian herbs

  • 5 cloves of garlic

  • 350g new potatoes


  • 1. Pre-heat the oven to gas 9, 240°C, fan 220°C (fan). Pat the pork fat dry with a kitchen towel and rub 1 tbsp of salt into the fat - leave uncovered for 30 mins.
  • 2. Pound 3 garlic cloves, 3 tbsp oil, mixed herbs, fennel and a pinch of salt and pepper into a paste and rub all over the pork.
  • 3. Arrange the lemon and onion in a roasting tray and sit the pork on top (fat side up). Rub 1/2 a tsp of salt into the fat and pop in the oven for 45 mins. Reduce to gas 4, 180°C, 160°C (fan) and roast for 1 hr.
  • 4. Meanwhile mix the veg, pesto, oil and garlic in a roasting tray and place in the oven for 45 mins gas 4, 180°C, 160°C (fan). Enjoy! The perfect Italian twist on your traditional Sunday dinner