I really want to make my own porchetta someday soon, I really do, but not now. Soon.
So, we were at the Gucci Loblaw's, housed in the former Maple Leaf Gardens which is hallowed ground for Torontonians, and I was about to grab a pork tenderloin when I spied a ready to cook PC porchetta . Normally, I am leery of this type of thing but I was hungry and feeling kind of lazy and I am generally pretty happy with most PC products, so I bought it.
I am happy to report that it's really quite good! The marinade is tasty, it doesn't taste all weird and chemically like many other premarinated meats out there, it was tender and tasty and the crackling layer on the top crisped up beautifully. The smell, while it was roasting, was crazy and we were all dying by the time it was finished. Is it the best porchetta you are ever going to eat? No, but for under $10, the three of us had enough for dinner and then these sandwiches the next day. I will totally buy this again and cook it just for the sandwiches and I am glad that I didn't read those reviews before buying one because I might have thought twice about it. One of these days I am going to tackle a porchetta from scratch, but, for now, this will do pig. This will do.