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Pancetta with apple sauce

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Pancetta with apple sauce


For the sauce

  • Peel the apples and remove the seeds. Cut into1 ½ cm cubes.
  • Place in a pot and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover the pot with plastic wrap. Place over very low heat and cook until the apples soften. Give the pot a stir, every so often, so that the apples don’t stick to the bottom. Don’t allow the apples to brown at all.
  • About 15-20 minutes later, the apples should be soft. Transfer to a sieve. Use a spatula to pass the apples through the sieve. They should be soft and white without having acquired any extra color from cooking.

For the pancetta

  • To make the marinade, beat the coarse salt, brown sugar, some star anise, pepper, thyme, rosemary and the rind of 1 lemon in a food processor.
  • Cut the pancetta into slices that are as thick as the width of your finger.
  • In an ovenproof baking dish, spread half of the marinade on the bottom.
  • Add the pancetta slices in one layer over it, cover with the remaining marinade and press down gently with your hands.
  • Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Then, transfer the pancetta to a bowl full of water and wash off the marinade completely.
  • Place them on some paper towels and cover with more paper towels so all of the moisture is soaked up.
  • Add the olive oil and toss to coat.
  • Place a grill pan or a baking pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • Add the pancetta and cook for 3-4 minutes.

To serve

  • Serve the pancetta with apple sauce and fresh rocket leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
17 %


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)
23 %

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)
29 %

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)
12 %


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)
32 %


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)
34 %


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)
2 %


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)
2 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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