Italian Marinade for Pork Roast

Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
1 hour

With rich heady herbs, balsamic vinegar and olive oil, this Italian marinade is wonderful for roasted and grilled meats.



Italian Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, lightly crushed
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes

Italian-Style Pork Roast:

  • 3 1/2 lbs. boneless pork loin center cut roast
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste


  1. Italian Marinade: Mix together oil, sage, rosemary, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, fennel seeds, salt, pepper and chili flakes.
  2. Italian-Style Pork Roast: Fill FoodSaver ®Containers with the marinade and pork; turn the valve to the marinate setting, connect the FoodSaver ®Handheld Sealer and press the Marinate Button. Allow the sealer to run a 12-minute cycle to infuse pork with marinade.
  3. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Place pork in small roasting pan fitted with rack. Roast for 60 to 75 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center registers 71°C. Tent loosely with foil and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat roasting pan on stovetop over medium heat. Using wooden spoon, stir in broth, wine and tomato paste; bring to boil, stirring up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Strain before serving.


  • This Italian marinade is tasty on pork, but it also works well with chicken and beef. Grill, roast or braise, depending on the cut of meat used.
  • If a pork loin center cut roast is not available, have your butcher tie 2 pork loins together (or do it yourself with kitchen twine).

Nutrition Facts

Per 1/8 recipe


Calories 280

Total Fat 9g

Saturated Fat 3g

Cholesterol 120mg

Sodium 250mg

Carbohydrate 1g

Dietary Fiber 0g

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 43g

Vitamin D 0.8mcg

Calcium 25mg

Iron 1.2mg

Potassium 610mg


Nutrition Claims

✔ none applicable


Nutrition note: estimated 25% of the marinade is used for the pork with the remainder discarded.

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