Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Low and Slow Cooked Pork

i just can't seem to get enough pork lately...what's up with that ?
this delicious hunk of pork shoulder could not be easier. i know i love my pig in the slow cooker, but this really is a true pork lovers pork. plain and simple. roasted in the oven low temp...long time.
i first saw the idea/recipe HERE. many thanks to Niki and her Grand Daddy Gene. her recipe is a little bit more involved with the roast and the whole basting thing. definitely sounds really tasty-good and delicious. i'll have to try the whole recipe some time, but so far i've done this twice and i think the roast is just perfect as is without anything extra....then the left overs are like a blank canvas waiting for new ideas through the week.

let's see if i can remember these involved instructions...
i just had this for dinner and i think i'm in
a PORK COMA...OINK !

in a nut shell...SALT AND PEPPER A PORK SHOULDER...STICK IT IN THE OVEN FAT SIDE UP AT 225 DEGREES FOR 8 HOURS...DONE

for a few more details read below...
buy 1 pork shoulder...i like the one with the large covering of skin and fat
preheat oven to 225 degrees
cover a roasting pan or cookie sheet with tinfoil...double is good for easy clean-up
slice 1 large onion and make a base for the roast...optional
with a sharp knife (skin is tough) jab about 6 holes and shove in some peeled garlic cloves
salt and pepper the whole shoulder
i sprinkled a bit of cumin on the second time around-optional
rest the shoulder on the bed of onions as shown in photo...FAT SIDE UP
put in in the oven and WALK AWAY for 8 hours

THAT'S IT...DONE

slice down the crusty skin and peel back to reveal your "fall off the bone" delicious pork meat ready for anything...BBQ sauce, teriyaki, shredding, tacos, paninis or like i said...straight out of the oven. it's hard not to just start eating it right then and there...no salt, no pepper...just hand to mouth...hand to mouth...hand to mouth...
please try this sometime. it's a no-brainer, inexpensive and goes a long way.

7 comments:

ButterYum said...

Sounds divine! I love slow roasted pork. Haven't made it in a very long time. Will definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks!

:)
ButterYum

squirrelbread said...

oh yes, that's the ticket. we smoke many large cuts of meat, and pork shoulder is one of our favorites. it just falls off the bone and is rich with smoky flavor. so delicious, which is exactly how yours looks!

cheers,

*heather*

Tanya said...

Pork is my favorite meat, and I have to agree that low and slow is the best way to make it.

Jane Ko said...

Looks delicious!
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Bruce said...

Thnaks for a great recipe
Christmas Dinner recipe

Ralph Martinez said...

Low and slow is the way to go. Im puerPuerto Rican and this isis the wayway we do it . Great with yellow and chick peas.

Jules and Ruby said...

hi Ralph...i love smelling the pork butt cooking all day long...maybe i'll do one today...YUM. i think i'll look up some Puerto Rican spice rubs...thanks

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