Last year we hosted a large, elaborate Easter dinner at our home complete with festive dishes that required a lot of planning and prep work. While everyone enjoyed the meal, this year we celebrated with a much smaller family dinner and considered alternatives to the traditional Easter ham.
Our local ShopRite (we’re in Delaware, so our stores are owned by the Kenny Family) ran a special on their store-made Kenny’s Own Porketta Roast, so I decided to give it a trial run as a contender for our simplified Easter dinner. It looked so easy: pre seasoned with fresh herbs and garlic, beautifully wrapped and ready to go straight to the oven. It’s just the way I would prepare a pork roast if I was doing all the work myself.
The roast was very thick and cooked for two hours. After a brief rest we sliced into it and all agreed that it was juicy, moist and had the perfect balance of herbs and salt. We served it for dinner with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus and made sandwiches with the leftovers.
If you’re looking for an alternative to a large ham or turkey for a special meal, check out the fresh meat offerings at your local ShopRite store. Some offerings are already trimmed and seasoned and they make entertaining a breeze!