Thursday, March 25, 2010

Roasted Pork Shoulder

This slow roast pork shoulder recipe leaves the meat so flavorful and tender you can almost cut it with a fork. By leaving the skin on, then scoring the fat, the flavors of garlic, oregano, pepper and a coarse salt, penetrate deep into the meat as it marinates and then slow roasts to perfection.


Roasted Pork Shoulder
Serves 10-12
Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Ingredients:
1 boneless pork shoulder (about 4 pounds), skin on
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 handful fresh oregano
4 tablespoons Kosher salt (1 tablespoon for every pound of meat)
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Directions:
Place the pork, fat-side up, in a roasting pan fitted with a rack insert, and using a sharp knife, score the surface of the meat with small slits.  Mash the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper into a paste on a cutting board with the flat side of the knife: place the garlic paste in a bowl and stir in the oil and vinegar.  Rub the paste all over the pork, being sure to get into the incisions so the salt can penetrate the meat and pull out the moisture-this will help form a crust on the outside when cooked.  Cover the pork with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or up to overnight.

Allow the meat to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Roast the pork for 3 hours, uncovered, until the skin is crispy-brown.  Let the meat rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!



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59 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely pork shoulder Velva. I sometimes forget this cut and thanks for reminding me how wonderful it tastes. I love the photo of the pork on the blue board.
Sam

3 hungry tummies said...

First of all what a fantastic photo yet again. Secondly the pork is cooked perfectly, it looks so moist!

Nostalgia said...

Looks delicious! Will be great to have some of that for Easter Sunday. Thanks for sharing

Kim said...

I've only cooked pork shoulder a handful of times (Tyler's pulled pork) and it has always been for bbq sandwiches. This looks like a fantastic way to change it up a bit! Gotta love all that smashed garlic:D

Julie said...

I have never made pork shoulder. I have been wanting to try it, thanks for sharing a great recipe.

doggybloggy said...

I am not sure how I want to gobble up this perfect pork....

Sandi said...

that looks really good!! another wonderful dish that you make. :o)

Lyndsey said...

We had pork roast last night, but it was pork loin bone in. We do like pork shoulder it a lot moister, and full of flavor. Yours looks fantastic! What a great photo! I haven't tried to marinate it overnight. I'll use this delicious recipe next time.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks very moist and perfect!

Nora said...

Oh i'm definitely going to give this a shot. How can you not love pork?

Jana said...

UGH! I need this, the weather is murky and cold and I am craving something roasted that will consume the house with a lovely scent. I love that I have all the ingredients!!! Thanks doll!

Pam said...

Oh man, I just want to reach in and grab a piece or two!

Sage said...

That looks and sounds so good; my husband loves roast pork; this recipe is being saved for when I get back to my kitchen; thanks.
Rita

5 Star Foodie said...

Looks perfectly succulent and delicious!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Fantastic! You can tell how wonderful it will taste just by the photo!

Anncoo said...

Looks so delicious! Must add this in my to do list.

Bob said...

Pork shoulder is the bomb, this looks wicked good! Heh, love the "handful" measurement too. :)

Rambling Tart said...

Oh Velva, I'm positively swooning!!! :-) So tender and flavorful and wow. :-)

Mimi said...

I usually just make carnitas with pork shoulder, so this will be a nice change.
Mimi

Sophie said...

Hello Velva!

Brussels calling! What a perfect roasted pork!!

MMMMMMMM,...looking goood!

A Year on the Grill said...

such a beautiful thing... Love pork. In fact, it's what's on the menu tonight

Jen_from_NJ said...

Oh my - looks just amazing! Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

theycallmejane said...

Yummy! And your pictures are always so great - I have the exact same cutting board but I can guarantee if *I* were to take a picture of anything on my cutting board it wouldn't look nearly as mouth-watering.

Ana Powell said...

Absolutely delicious.
Many thanks for such great recipe, I am taking it back home with me.
You have just made me so hungry x

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Would make a great sandwich filler!!!!!!! Looks lovely

Martha said...

Mmmm, sounds delicious! A good pork roast is definitely one of my favorites.

Cathy said...

Your photo of that beautiful pork roast truly makes my mouth water. I'm imagining it with some roasted potatoes. Heaven.

thefattyreader said...

ahhh! I've always wanted to try making my own roasted pork shoulder. Thanks for the recipe.

Catherine said...

Mmmm roasted pork shoulder one my favorites! This looks delicious Velva!
Cheers~

Hungry Dog said...

This looks absolutely divine!

Terry said...

Wow that looks really good! I definitely want to try out this recipe!

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Damn! That Pork Shoulder looks mouth wateringly delicious - good for you leaving the skin on! Great photo:)

Chef E said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful...I do have trouble not wanting to eat much of this before I plate it!

Fresh Local and Best said...

That looks like a great marinade for the pork shoulder! I adore slow roasted meats, this looks delish!

Chris said...

That is a "come hither" platter full of pork! I can only imagine how good the left overs would go on a Cuban sandwich. YUM!

Bridgett said...

Beautiful! Nothing like a platter full of gorgeous pork for dinner. I love the simplicity of the recipe that can produce such delicious results.

Mary said...

That is one gorgeous platter of meat :-). I love that you left the skin on. It always amazes and thrills me when a handful of ingredients can produce something so delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Gulmohar said...

You always come up with something great like this, Velva :-)Awesome meal !

buffalodick said...

Low and slow is the trick of this cut of pork! I make Cuban roast pork, Pulled pork, etc... Your recipe is sound as a dollar!

sweetlife said...

greaqt shot...looks so tasty and moist!!

sweetlife

A Canadian Foodie said...

OMGosh! Deadly looking in its simple glory. You are the Carnivore Queen!
:)
Valerie

Esi said...

This sounds great and incredibly flavorful!!

Megan Carroll said...

I'm going to share this recipe with my cousin, her dad's nick name is Pork...

Stella said...

Ooh, I can almost taste this, Velva. Your'e making me want to give up my diet!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This looks like its cooked to perfection. Awesome job. I sometimes have a hard time knowing when food is done. Luckily never made myself sick... yet LOL.
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

pierre said...

velva this roasted pork looks scrumptious !! it reminds bbq I had in the US !! cheers from Paris Pierre

Irish Gumbo said...

Hmmm...my plans to make gumbo tomorrow may have just changed! I think a slice or two of that, some chewy bread to mop the juices and a green salad might be just the ticket. Salute!

Joanne said...

Ty definitely knows his pork! I love a good pork roast. Sounds delicious.

LBTurner*1959 said...

I love pork shoulder and Tyler Florence. Picture is amazing--looks delicious! What type of camera do you use? Thanks :>).

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Looks luscious - such a simple preparation, but I can almost see the flavor in this picture!

Ingrid said...

Oh, man! Just that one photo and my mouth is watering.
~ingrid

teresa said...

oh that looks amazing, falling apart and tender, delicious!!

Katy ~ said...

Oh boy does that pork look moist and delicious! I am rediscovering pork after a long hiatus, and your post is really inspiriing me. Big YUMS UP

Dylan said...

Pork is a weakness of mine. When I saw this post a few days ago, I decided to go out and get my own pork shoulder. Terrible influence you are Velva!

Julie said...

Looks so moist and flavorful. I'm just in love with pork shoulder and this one sounds delish.

Laura in Paris said...

What a great shot!

bobbinis-kitchen.com said...

Is it the fact that you let the meat sit for 10 minutes before you cut slices that it keeps it's moisture inside?
Absolutely delicious.

Karen said...

I'd love to put a big chunk of that pork into a nice warm flour tortilla - yummy :))

merrilymarylee said...

Does look delicious!

When my kids were young, their favorite cut of pork had nothing to do with taste. It was all name: BOSTON BUTT! I wonder if my son can even eat it now without giggling.

You can also make eastern NC barbecue with that shoulder, you know. Vinegar and crushed red peppers. YUM!

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