Dollywood’s DreamMore Vacation resort and Spa chef shares Valentine’s meal

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The cooks at Dollywood’s DreamMore Vacation resort and Spa will

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The cooks at Dollywood’s DreamMore Vacation resort and Spa will be preparing a delectable food for a particular Valentine’s Day Evening meal on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. But for those people being at property this getaway, the resort shared this intimate meal so that you can make a delicious food from your possess kitchen.

Debra Vance, Executive Chef at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, generates a porchetta that would be a scrumptious addition to your Valentine’s Working day dinner this calendar year.


1 entire pork loin

1 total pork tenderloin

25 thick-sliced bacon slices

20 cloves roasted garlic, smashed

3 tbsps. minced fennel fronds

Zest from 6 lemons

2 tbsps. olive oil

1 tbsp. crushed purple chili flake

2 tbsps. minced Italian parsley

1 tbsp. minced rosemary

Salt and pepper


Slice the pork loin on the fatty aspect about an inch duration smart but not all the way via. Filet it open so it can be stuffed and rolled back up. Year inside and exterior generously with kosher salt and pepper.

Mix the lemon zest, garlic, herbs and oil. Rub that combination on the inside of of pork loin. Put the seasoned pork tenderloin in the middle, and roll the pork loin all over the tenderloin tightly.

Acquire the bacon slices and lay them out on your board. Crisscross the finishes so they continue to be collectively while cooking. Wrap them all around the pork, overlapping a little.

Take a 4-foot piece of butcher’s twine, and tie the pork in 3/4” sections together the full duration.

Prepare dinner at 300 diploma in the oven, slowly but surely rendering the fat of the bacon into the pork loin. Cook dinner until eventually the heart reaches an inside temperature of 145 degrees. Test the temperature in a several distinctive spots closest to the centre.

Let porchetta to rest for at the very least a fifty percent hour before taking away twine and slicing.