Dutch's EASY-EASY Porketta

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Serves: 5~6
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Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


1 Tbsp dill weed (i used 2tsp fresh rosemary)
1 1/2 tsp fennel seed (i cut this to 1tsp)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sweet paprika (i upped this to 2tsp)
3-4 lb boneless pork roast or pork shoulder
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1 onion, sliced
1-2 c broth (i used chicken)
kosher salt
1-2 Tbsp olive oil

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Dutch Reyveld Recipe
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Suisun, CA
Member Since May 2011
Dutch's notes for this recipe:
A chance comment on a Pot Roast recipe by "Deneece" about how it made her think of her favorite meat, reminded me of my youth. Gran used to buy a pre-spiced, ready to roast Italian Porketta from the Italian Deli across the street. It was a traditional holiday roast. I looked around and found one I thought I could manage and that recipe is what follows. It was easy and close to what I remember.
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My mouth was watering all day smelling the aroma of all the different herbs and spices as this dish cooked in the crock pot. I couldn't wait to taste my first bite... and I wasn't disappointed! It is so tender and juicy. Give Dutch's Porketta a try for your next dinner!


Start by rubbing the roast w/ Kosher Salt, then mix all the spices and if possible run through a coffee grinder.
Add enough Olive Oil to the ground spices to make a thin paste and thoroughly coat the roast, rubbing it in. Put the roast into a Ziploc bag and into your reefer for at least 12hrs, 24 is better.
Thick slices of onion in the bottom of your slow cooker, then lay the roast atop and pour the broth down the side. On low for 6hrs, then take out, let it rest 15min., slice and return to juices.
I made gravy w/ the de-fatted juices and served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus.
This recipe was also recommended to be used with Turkey Breast and that's my next project. It was juicy, redolent of the spices, but not overpowered.

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user Melisa Peterie auntmel - Jul 11, 2011
I had never had porketta until I went to MN. to visit my mom and she does buy her's at the store but always quite good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
user Dutch Reyveld Dutchr - Jul 11, 2011
It's a delicious dish and this recipe is certainly easy.
user Tammy LeBla tamadv - Jul 11, 2011
This sounds delicious!!!!! I'll be getting the ingrediants today and will be starting this tonight. I'll repost after supper tomorrow night...I can't wait to taste this!
user Dutch Reyveld Dutchr - Jul 11, 2011
The only added comment I have is to go easy on the Fennel Seed unless you really like that taste...What you want is a hint of it...I hope you enjoy it...
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - Jul 11, 2011
omg omg omg dutch you rock!!! this is yet another recipe i never got from nana!! NOONE makes it here! I havent had Porketta since i the year after i left PA cause The BJs here in miami used to sell a porketta (seasoned and shipped in and from scranton pa) and then one day they just stopped selling it : ( i have NEVER seen it in Miami since! Yours looks and sounds just like Nanas!! she didnt use the dill tho. But everything else seems to be exactly like i remember it! Thank you soooooooooo Much! You have brought back such wonderful memories and i cannot wait to make it for my family!!!

It is and always has been my favorite meat!! Thank you Dutch!!

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