Porchetta Spiced Pulled Pork

Italian spices turn this into a great dish that will feed a group. You can get fennel pollen on Amazon. Serve it with a nice Italian bread. 

Ingredients:
4 lb pork loin
4 oz pancetta
2 tbsp fennel pollen
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
5 garlic cloves, minced
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1 ½ tbls salt
1 tsp fennel seed
¾ tsp red pepper flakes

Add the pancetta to your slow cooker. Place the pork on the pancetta. Then add the remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours, then shred. 

Serves 8 – 10.

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Diana Henry’s Mumbai Toasties 

Wow! And you are welcome! Yes, this sandwich is THAT amazing! This is from Simple by Diana Henry, the only change was using a jalapeño instead of a Greek chili.

1 jalapeno
Handful cilantro leaves
16 sprigs mint leaves
2 garlic clove, minced
Salt
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 slices white bread
1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
pinch ground cumin
pinch ground coriander
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cinnamon
Butter or ghee

For the chutney:
Combine the chili through the sugar in a mortar and pestle. Pound well, You could chop everything together, but the chutney is better if it has a good pounding.

Add the lemon juice.

Spread the chutney on both slices of the bread. Lay the cheese, tomato, and onion on one slice. Sprinkle with the ground spices. Set the other slice of bread on top.

Spread bread with butter. Cook each side for at least 3 minutes, till golden and the cheese is melted.

Serves 2.