Mock “Porchetta” with Pickled Onion Apple Compote - Chef Sabrina Mancin

Mock “Porchetta” with Pickled Onion Apple Compote

A Porchetta is a traditional Italian roasted pork roll but it is very labor intensive so I came up with this simpler version with the same amazing flavor. Check out my YouTube video for a complete explanation and step by step process.




• 1.5Kg = 3.5lbs Pork loin
• 90g = ½ cup White wine
• 30g = 1oz Kosher salt
• ¼ cup Zoë’s evoo with Tuscan herbs*
• 2 cups chopped fresh herbs**
• 1 T Ground black pepper
• Twine


• 1ea = 1 ½ cups Honey crisp or Fuji apple, chopped
• 140g = 1 cup White or yellow onion, sliced thin
• ¼ cup Zoë’s Apple infused balsamic vinegar*
• 2 T Honey
• 3 T extra virgin olive oil
• ½ tsp. Kosher salt

*If you cannot find Zoë’s products, just use a good quality extra virgin olive oil (infused or not, it doesn’t matter) and a good apple cider vinegar. **The best herbs for this are a mix of rosemary, sage, thyme and fennel frons. Mix to your liking.




Slice the “porchetta” and serve in sandwiches or with mashed potatoes and accompany with the compote as a side or spread on the bread. Enjoy!

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