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Salt marinated pancetta and baked potato salad

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For the pancetta

  • To prepare the dry marinade, beat the coarse salt, brown sugar, garlic, star anise seeds, peppercorns, lemon rind, thyme, rosemary and a generous amount of coriander in a food processor, until all of the ingredients are ground.
  • Cut the pancetta into pieces that are about 1 inch thick.
  • Pour half of the marinade in container. Place the pancetta slices on top and gently press down on them with your hands. Cover with remaining marinade.
  • Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to allow the meat to marinate. If you want thicker slices you need to let them marinate longer. 
  • When ready, place pancetta in a bowl full of water and rub them with your hands to remove all of the marinade.
  • Dry them off with paper towels.
  • Place a pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • Add the marinated pancetta to the pan without adding any extra oil.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.

For the baked potato salad

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes.
  • Spread out 4 pieces of aluminum foil on a working surface.
  • Place a potato in the center of each sheet of foil and prick with a fork.
  • Add some fresh thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper, butter, garlic and olive oil to each potato. Wrap securely in the aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until soft.
  • When ready, remove from oven. Remove foil and coarsely chop them.
  • Drizzle with sauce while they are still very hot.
  • Sprinkle with some finely chopped fresh coriander and spring onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the sauce 

  • In a bowl, add the mustard and honey. Whisk until completely combined.
  • Add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream while whisking continuously.
  • The mixture should be quite thick. Add a little water to thin it out to your desired consistency.
  • Add the lemon zest and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste..


This is truly, a wonderful dry marinade that I use every chance I get!  It’s very aggressive, so don’t let the pancetta slices marinate longer than necessary.


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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
44 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
70 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
44 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
28 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
39 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
68 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
21 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
- %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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