The Roast Pork with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone from Cutty's

Note: This recipe will make far more roast pork than you need for the sandwiches. It can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

The Roast Pork with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone from Cutty's

About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 4 large sandwiches
Active time:25 minutes
Total time:3 days


  • 1 small whole pork shoulder, about 3 pounds
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound broccoli rabe
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 4 large sesame-seed cemita-style rolls (or any soft crusty sandwich roll)


  1. 1

    Rub pork shoulder with 1/4 cup kosher salt. Set in rack in a baking dish, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for two to three days. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 475°F and adjust oven rack to lower-middle position. Unwrap pork, pat dry with a paper towel, and roast until lightly browned, 35 to 40 minutes. Flip roast over, reduce heat to 300°F, and continue to cook until center registers 170°F on an instant read thermometer, 2 to 3 hours. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 45 minutes. Meanwhile, make the broccoli rabe.

  2. 2

    Bring a gallon of water to a boil over high heat. Add broccoli rabe and 2 tablespoons salt. Cook, stirring constantly until water returns to a boil, about 1 minute. Transfer broccoli to bowl of ice water and let sit 2 minutes. Drain well in a salad spinner and chop into 1-inch pieces. Transfer to medium bowl.

  3. 3

    Add garlic, pepper flakes, and olive oil to a small skillet and heat over low heat until garlic is sizzling, about 5 minutes. Pour garlic oil over broccoli rabe and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then stir in cheese. Slice pork as thinly as possible.

  4. 4

    Cut sandwich rolls in half and toast under the broiler or in a toaster oven. Lightly drizzle rolls with extra virgin olive oil. Top with pork followed by broccoli rabe. Close sandwiches, cut as desired, and serve.

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