Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Average preparation time : 20mins
Cooking time : about 4 hours
Quarter of a little Cinta Senese Pork (should be about 3kg)
80gr. of salt
30gr. of pepper powder
5 cloves of garlic
20gr. of fennel seeds
4 branches of rosemary
half a litre of extravirgin olive oil
Cut the pork in a half and break the ribs in the centre.
Add salt,pepper,the garlic cutted in little pieces and the fennel seeds and at last, the rosemary.
Close it then tie with a cooking string.
Then,like in this picture,put it into a baking pan. season with olive oil and cook at about 300 °F.
Don't forget (this is very important) to put in the same oven a pan full of water,this is because the pork needs to stay in the oven for a very long time,and this water will regulate the humidity,preventing the pork to dry too much.
Cook it from 3 to 4 hours (you can say it's done by looking at the skin,it should be golden and crispy.