Weekly Lunch Pick: a hot mess of a porchetta sandwich at St. Lawrence Market

Weekly Lunch Pick: a hot mess of a porchetta sandwich at St. Lawrence Market

Messy? Sure. Delicious? Absolutely 

When Summerhill butcher Olliffe announced it would be taking over St. Lawrence Market favourite The Sausage King, it promised to bring along with it some enticing new lunch options. The pork for the porchetta sandwich ($6) is marinated overnight—the belly in brown sugar, fennel seeds and chilies and the shoulder in rosemary, thyme, garlic and lemon zest—before being roasted for nine hours in a little electric oven on-site. The resulting meat is fragrant, salty, slightly sweet and incredibly tender. A generous portion of it is heaped inside a soft kaiser bun and topped with a fresh tomato slice, lettuce and creamy aioli. Like all good hot sandwiches, it comes with a time limit: best to eat it quickly before the bun dissolves into a fatty, delicious mess.

The cost: $6.75 with tax

The time: 11 minutes during peak lunch hour

Sausage King by Olliffe, 92 Front St. E., 416-363-7712, olliffe.ca