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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder









From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Years ago this succulent pork roast would have been considered proposal food. The recipe for it was developed for Fine Cooking Magazine by Tasha DeSerio and was judged by their staff to be one of their best recipes of 2009. You can find their list here. I'm always a bit suspicious when recipes come with such high praise. Taste is a very subjective thing and I have a problem with anything that purports to be the "best" of class. Every once in a while, I come across something that really is outstanding and this recipe is one of those instances. It makes an amazingly tender roast with very little effort, though there is significant wait time required to produce the results you want to see. I like to start this process several days before I plan to serve the pork. The roast is rubbed with salt and pepper and is refrigerated for 1 to 3 days before being slowly cooked in the oven at a very low temperature. The end result is a fork tender roast that remains moist without being stringy. You also have an assembly of vegetables so meltingly good that you'll wish had doubled or tripled the quantity of them you prepared. The pork is wonderful and can be served with vegetables for a meal, but it also makes amazing pulled pork sandwiches that are so flavorful that no additional sauce is required. I hope you'll try this almost effortless meal. Here's the recipe.

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, courtesy of Fine Cooking Magazine

Ingredients:

1 6 to 7-lb. boneless pork shoulder roast
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings
3 medium carrots, cut into sticks 1/2 inch wide and 2 to 2-1/2 inches long
10 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup dry white wine

Directions:

1) Combine salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub mixture over all surfaces of pork shoulder. Place the pork, fat side up, in a 12 x 16 x 3-inch pan. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 3 days.
2) When ready to proceed, remove pork from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
Position a rack in center of oven and preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Uncover pork and roast until tender at the margins but center still offers some resistance, about 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Add onion, carrots, garlic, wine, and 1 cup water to roasting pan and continue to roast, stirring vegetables occasionally, until the pork is completely tender, about 1 hour more.
3) Remove roast from oven and raise oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Using tongs, separate the pork into 8 to 10 large, rustic chunks and spread out on pan. If most of liquid has evaporated, add a splash more water to create a little more juice. (It shouldn’t be soupy.) Return pork to oven and continue to roast until nicely browned on newly exposed surfaces, about 15 minutes longer. Remove pan from oven, transfer meat and vegetables to a serving platter, and tent loosely with foil. Let rest for 20 minutes. Skim excess fat from juices and serve warm with vegetables and meat. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

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66 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love roast pork so this would be a favourite with me. Diane

jelena said...

Pork shoulder is a beautiful piece of meat to roast. yes it takes time, but little effort is needed. I usually marinade mine with oil. Simple, delicious!

sara said...

I have had great success with pork shoulders lately; in the crock pot for BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. This looks like another great use for pork shoulders and I will give it a try!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

This looks wonderful! I've been trying to decide what my next big family meal will consist of... I think I just decided! Great photos -

My Little Space said...

Hmm..mm...this looks super juicy delicious! I want a full course meal with some mashed potatoes. Yummm... Salivating! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Kristy

penny aka jeroxie said...

The sign of colder weather. The comforting roast is out to play again.

Jasnas' kitchen creations said...

I LOVE slow cooked food, meat especialy. The smell fills whole house, and you're free to do other chores. Divine recipe!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Mary,
This sounds wonderful. I will be bookmarking this one.

Have a great week.

Carol

♥The Sweet Life♥ said...

Hi!! I love your blog! I am your newest follower!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Che meraviglia queste immagini... viene voglia di mangiarsi le foto !!!!
Ciao Mary e felice domenica :)
Myriam

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, I think as you do- taste IS subjective. But I've learned to trust yours :) I think I have a roast in the freezer. I'll pull it out for this week
xoxo Pattie

Big Dude said...

I haven't had roasted pork shoulder since I took up barbecuing several years ago, but this post reminds me of who good it. I may have to take a break from the smoker and give the oven a try as this looks delicious.

A Year on the Grill said...

Mary, you know I love my smoked Pulled Pork. But, I have been wanting to try an "indoor" shoulder. Great sounding recipe, and worth it (although I think the leftovers are better than the roast.

From the Kitchen said...

I wish I had this roast ready to roast! It's a cold day here. I like that you've made it easy to copy your recipes. I'm going to hit that button on this one.

Best,
Bonnie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Almost seems too easy! Yesterday was our first cool day, sounds good!

ButterYum said...

We love a good pork roast, so I look forward to trying this simple recipe that has won such high praise from you, Mary. Thanks for posting it.

:)
ButterYum

Kim said...

Yum, this pork shoulder is gret looking! I bet it's good in taste too!

Susan said...

Mary, this sounds so good, I can smell it. Wonderful fall food. It is bookmarked. Thanks. Thinking about you and your upcoming trip. Soon, isn't it?

Rhonda said...

Pork is King! With a recipe this easy, I can't wait to try it!

Lyndsey said...

Mary this does look perfect! I love using pork shoulder (or pork butt what they call it in the store) It usually comes out so moist. I will bookmark this one. I like to slow roast in the oven instead of the crock pot. Thanks for the review on it.

Kim said...

Woman, you have sucessfully just made me drool on my keyboard, this is one gorgeous roast. Kudos :)

Barbara said...

I'm ashamed to admit I've never cooked a pork roast! My mother did, all the time. I have GOT to try this recipe...you have convinced me, Mary. And with some of my homemade applesauce? YUM!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice clicks,have a nice day mary...

Monica said...

Oh my gosh I just love Pork Roast. I don't make it very often because I make myself sick eating too much of it! YUM!

Jeannie said...

Mary, that looks so delicious! I love roasted pork, just bought some from the market today.

Monet said...

With the wine, garlic and onion...I know that this pork shoulder must be luxuriously moist and delicious! Thank you for sharing one of the "best" with us. I don't eat pork often, but when I do, I want it to be this!

Melynda said...

Nothing takes the place of a rare steak when the mood strikes, but I could eat roast pork anytime and never grown tired of it! Your looks delicious beyond words. Thanks for sharing.

Melynda @ Mom's Sunday Cafe

bellini valli said...

I have a small 2 lb roast in the freezer..I am sure it would work!!

Katerina said...

I love it when the pork is tender even though it was cooked in the oven. I am sure I would love yours as well.

StephenC said...

Mary, this is a gem! I've made slow-roasted pork (and beef) many times. I think I may have actually done it at 275 degrees. But no matter. In the end the succulent meat and the vegetables are incomparable.

alwayswinner786 said...

Very pleasant recipe! Looks juicy simple yet elegant dish!

PeggyR said...

This is funny as we just had pork and sauerkraut yesterday. It's so good this time of year.

Joanne said...

I'm always wary of "best ofs" as well. I feel like a recipe should speak for itself and that if it really were "best of" it wouldn't need a name to justify it. Anyways...this looks fantastic! I love a good pork roast. Definitely adding this to my rotation!

Cooking Gallery said...

This would be great for Oktoberfest!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I can almost smell this cooking! I love a good pork roast especially for making pulled pork sandwiches. This looks delicious!

marthaandme said...

I love the way this kind of roast tastes, but am generally put off by how it looks- like a pile of shredded meat. Any suggestions for serving?

Sophie said...

What a lovely & festive pork roast, Mary!!

Waw!! The endresult says it all!

Jenn said...

Lovely! I can imagine how wonderful your house smelled with that roast cooking! YUM! It looks so delicious!

Michael Toa said...

Mary, the pork shoulder looks absolutely delicious. My kind of meal. I hope you are well. :)
Have a great day. Michael

Ginny said...

This looks SO good! Would you believe I've never made a pork roast in my life? I leave it to others, and hope they invite me to dinner!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What flavours! What food!

Gloria said...

Mary this look absolutely yummy! gloria

Claudia said...

I've been staring at the pork roast in the freezer wondering what to do with it. I think it will make splendid meal next weekend complete with root vegetables. This is so timely!

High Plains Drifters said...

How I made it into my 40s without getting into pork shoulders and Boston butts is something i'll always regret. Cheers!

What's next said...

That looks wonderful! Looking forward to making that on a cool fall evening!

JG said...

What a wonderful dinner to make and to enjoy now that it is chilly!

Julie said...

There truly is little that is more delicious than a good pork roast, and this one looks top of the line...yum!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Best in class and your backing sounds great to me! I just ruined a pork shoulder the other day so next time I will use this recipe!! Thanks again for sharing Mary!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

a-a-a-mazing!

Fondly,
Glenda

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

Oooh, I'm all about a one-pot meal! This looks wonderfully warming and perfect for fall!

Christy said...

i do love roast pork...this looks amazing!

Christy said...

i do love roast pork...this looks amazing!

Kerstin said...

Wow, my mouth is watering - glad the recipe lived up to its "best" status! I'll have to make this for my hubby.

The Food Hound said...

This looks great! So very "fall!"

Rita said...

Nothing beats a roast of pork when fall rolls around. Your recipe looks good! I have a roast waiting in the freezer for action.
Rita

petite nyonya said...

This roast pork shoulder looks mighty delicious!

Aunt Snow said...

Drooling.....!

Eliana said...

Not to toot my own horn but I make a mean roast pork shoulder. It's my favorite thing to eat in the whole world! And this one Mary looks PERFECT!

Keeley said...

I love pork shoulder and I just bookmarked this recipe. I know you have good taste, so if you say this is good, I'm sure it really is.

I love that the leftovers can also be used for sandwiches. This sounds like a good Sunday dinner.

tobias cooks! said...

Great recipe! Thanks for the link!
All the best
Tobias

ReluctantYankee said...

Making this on Monday (just finished seasoning the roast)!! I'm so very excited - thank you for sharing this great recipe.
- Sandy

ReluctantYankee said...

UPDATE: this roast was fantastic! My table was quiet...the family was too busy eating - simply delicious. I did add some sliced, peeled and halved potatoes to the pan the last hour, WOW! Thank you again for sharing :)

Jackie said...

Mary, this looks awesome! Can't wait to try it. Jackie

Jackie said...

Mary, this looks awesome! Can hardly wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

Mary, this looks awesome! Can hardly wait to try it.

ivylee@aol.com said...

Mary, this looks awesome! Can hardly wait to try it.

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