Panino with Porchetta

  • Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

10 -- garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 -- (2-pound) boneless pork shoulder
1 -- herbed focaccia bread, 12 by 12 inches, cut into 8 even pieces
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/3 cup apricot preserves
8 slices provolone cheese, (about 4 ounces)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Mix the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and olive oil in a small bowl, until a thick paste forms. Rub the paste all over the pork shoulder and put it in a small roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350F and continue to cook until tender and an instant-read thermometer registers 145F in the thickest part of the roast, about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the pork from the oven to a cutting board and let rest 20 minutes. Cut the porchetta into thin slices.
  3. Slice each piece of focaccia bread in half horizontally. Combine the mustard and apricot jelly in a small bowl. Spread both halves of the bread with the mustard mixture. Put 1 slice of provolone and a few slices of porchetta on the bottom half of the bread and top with the second piece of focaccia. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Arrange the sandwiches on a serving platter and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Serena Palumbo.
 

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