The fresh herbs and spice paste form a wonderful crispy "crust" on this roast, while the interior remains meltingly tender. An added bonus...the fresh herbs smell wonderful during the slow roasting process!
- Preheat oven to 275.
- Blend together sage, rosemary, garlic, fennel seeds, salt, and pepper in a food processor until a thick paste forms.
- With motor running, add wine and oil and blend until combined well.
- If necessary, trim fat from top of pork, to leave a 1/8-inch-thick layer of fat.
- Make 3 small incisions, each about 1 inch long and 1 inch deep, in each side of pork with a small sharp knife, and fill each with about 1 teaspoon herb paste.
- Spread remaining herb paste over pork, concentrating on boned side, and tie roast with kitchen string at 2-inch intervals.
- Put pork, fat side up, in a roasting pan and roast in middle of oven 6 hours.
- Transfer roast to cutting board and let stand 15 minutes.
- Discard string and cut pork roast (with an electric knife if you have one) into thick slices.
This is fantastic! Thought I would point out that all of you that are making this in the crock pot are missing the whole point of the recipe. It's supposed to get a lovely crispy crust on the outside, never going to achieve that in the slow cooker!
Amazing flavors in the roast!! Made for New Year's Day dinner and enjoyed by even the pickiest of picky eaters. The gravy was excellent, too. Just added some dry white wine,cornstarch mixed with chicken stock to the drippings; then reduced to thicken. Thanks, yooper for making me the cooking star of the day with my family. LOL Made for the first meal in 2 for 1 event in Cooking Photos.
I love this recipe- I made it quite awhile ago from the RSVP section of Bon Appetit (the first thing I look at when it comes in the mail)- I am happy to run into this again- thank you so much for posting :)