Porketta (Sudbury Style)

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 4 1/2 hours

Serving: 6 people

A Word From The Cook

“pork is very tender”


  • 2 tablespoons dill seed
  • 2 tablespoons of fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1 teaspoon anise seed
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 pound pork shoulder


  1. Mix all spices together.
  2. Pre heat oven to 300 degrees.
  3. Slice 1 onion, and spread in bottom of roasting pan,
  4. Remove any rind from pork shoulder and rub the spice mixture over the shoulder
  5. Add water to the roasting pan to reach halfway up the sides of the shoulder.
  6. Cover tightly and cook 4 1/2 hours at 300 degrees.
  7. Strain and thicken drippings with diluted corn starch.
  8. Serve as pulled pork, with gravy and mashed potatoes.
  • Diane Neville
    Posted at 03:21h, 10 February Reply

    I will try your sudbury pork recipe 😀
    So great your page. Always nice to find new recipes to try

  • Bonnie Amaral
    Posted at 14:29h, 21 April Reply

    I grew up in Chatham (southwest ontario), but grew up going to Sudbury every summer to spend a couple weeks with my Poppy. No matter how late we arrived at his house he would always have a porketta waiting for us, I’ve ranted and raved about the porketta in Sudbury to the point people have tried to make it for me, but it was never the same. I bought the marc angelo packed one and still not the same…….. at all. I was so sad thinking I would never taste it again, having no plans to take the 8 plus hour ride to Sudbury again (sadly) and I found this recipe.

    This tastes exactly as I remember and I want to thank you so very much for posting this recipe, Now I can show people what real Porketta tastes like.

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