1. Using a microplane, remove the zest from the oranges and lemons and chop finely.
2. In small batches, place the fennel seed and bay leaves in an electric coffee-bean grinder. Grind to a fine powder.
3. Place the grated orange and lemon zest, ground fennel, bay leaves, sage, rosemary, salt, black pepper, garlic and olive oil in a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Transfer to a covered storage container, label, date and refrigerate until needed. CCP: refrigerate at 41°F, or below.
1. Place the potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water. Simmer until tender. Do not overcook. Cool the potatoes under cold running water. Drain.
2. Carefully press down on the potatoes with the heel of your hand to smash the potato into flat chunks. Place potato chunks in a covered storage container, label, date and refrigerate until needed.
CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F or below.
1. Place 8 oz. of potatoes in a heated 350°F deep-fryer until they are brown and crunchy and just warmed through. Allow to drain.
2. Place potatoes in a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over the top of the potatoes and toss together before serving.
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1. Place the water, wine, pork base, shallots, garlic and white pepper in a nonreactive sauce pot. Bring to a boil. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 145°F, held for 15 seconds.Whisk to dissolve base. Simmer 3-4 minutes.
2. Whisk warmed roux into the simmering stock. Add roux as needed. Thicken to desired consistency. Allow to cool. Transfer to a covered storage container, label, date and refrigerate until needed.
CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.
1. Melt the butter in a sauce pot over medium heat. Add the flour all at once, whisking vigorously. When mixture thins and starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low. Cook 4-5 minutes until the roux begins to smell toasty. Stir frequently. Remove from the heat.
2. After the roux has cooled, transfer any unused portion to a covered container, label, date and refrigerate. The roux will whisk in best at room temperature or after being warmed in the microwave before use.
1. Score the fat layer of each piece of pork belly by making diagonal slices 1 1/2" apart and 1/4" deep. Make sure not to cut too deeply into the fat layer to prevent the belly from coming apart while roasting.
2. Turn the pork belly over so the lean side is facing up. Spread 4 oz. of porchetta herb paste over the top of each pork belly.
3. Slice the 2 pork loins in half widthwise. Carefully butterfly the pork loins lengthwise, leaving them hinged on one side. Spread 4 oz. of porchetta herb paste on the inside of each pork loin. Fold the loin back over the top of the paste. Press together firmly.
4. Place the pork loin on top of the herb side of the pork belly. Tightly tie the pork belly to the pork loin with butcher’s twine. Space the loops 1" apart.
5. Place roasting racks in pans. Place the roast on the racks with the scored side of the pork belly up. Place in a heated 400°F convection oven for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 300°F for 45-50 minutes or until 150°F internal temperature is reached. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 145°F, held for 15 seconds.
6. Allow to rest 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours before slicing. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below. Remove butcher’s twine. Slice into 10-oz. portions for service. Place slices in a storage container in a single layer. Cover and refrigerate until needed. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.
7. Trim the carrots and fennel. Slice the carrots on the bias 1/4" thick. Slice the fennel in half lengthwise. Remove the core. Slice lengthwise 1/4" thick. Keep vegetable separate. Place in a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Drizzle 1 oz. of olive oil over the top of each vegetable. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
8. Toss the vegetables in the bowls to coat them evenly with the olive oil. Spread them out in a single layer on separate parchment-lined sheet pans. Cooking times will vary. Place in a 350°F convection oven. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 135°F, held for 15 seconds. Cook until lightly caramelized and tender. Allow to cool. Place in separate covered storage containers. Refrigerate until needed. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below
1. Place 2 oz. of olive oil in a heated, nonstick sauté pan. Place a pork steak in the pan. Cook on both sides until lightly browned and just warmed through. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 135°F, held for 15 seconds.
2. Cook 6 oz. of potatoes according to the recipe instructions. Place 2 oz. each of carrots and fennel on a metal baking pan. Place in a 350°F heated convection oven. Cook until just warmed through.
3. Ladle 1 1/2 oz. of warmed pork jus lie on a warmed serving plate. Place the potatoes at the top of the plate. Place the carrots and fennel at the bottom of the plate. Place the porchetta steak on top of the vegetables.