“This recipe by by Mario Batali is fantastic and not that difficult. You will need kitchen string and a meat mallot. Adopted recipe 08/06”
4 pieces

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 (6 ounce) pork shoulder, pounded very thinly to yield 6 by 8 inch long slices
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 5 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese
  • 5 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Season each piece of pork on one side with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the orange zest, pecorino, and parsley.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mixture onto center of seasoned side of each pork piece.
  4. Starting at one end, carefully roll the pork to form a very thick'cigar'.
  5. Wind a long piece of string around the roll many times and secure with a knot.
  6. Repeat with remaining pieces Bake for about 4 hours in a 300 degree oven finish in sauce for about a 30 min Serve in a good Italian sauce or Meat Ragu.

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