Six Hour Pork Roast

"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!"
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
6hrs 45mins




  • 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.

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  1. 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!
  2. Followed the ingredients exactly and cooked a 3.5 roast for 3.5 hours after bringing the meat to room temperature . I reheated the half that was left over a few nights later and it was just as fabulous. Thank you
  3. 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.
  4. 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 :)
  5. Thanks yooper for a great recipe. I had to use dried herbs as that's all I had. Also followed another reviewer and put the cream of chicken in the bottom of the crock pot and cooked it on low for 6 hours. It was wonderful and the smell while it was cooking had the whole household asking "when will dinner be ready. Easy recipe with a nice crust and moist tasty inside. This would be an impressive company dinner too.


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