Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

by Michelle on May 15, 2009

Marination a.k.a. marinating: Is the process of soaking foods in a seasoned, often acidic, liquid before cooking. The origins of the word allude to the use of brine (aqua marina) in the pickling process, which led to the technique of adding flavor by immersion in liquid. The liquid in question, the ‘marinade’ can be acidic with ingredients such as vinegar, lemon juice, or wine, or savory with soy sauce, brine or other prepared sauces. Along with these liquids, a marinade often contains oils, herbs, and spices to further flavor the food items. Food is marinated in a marinade. Probably from Italian marinato, past participle of marinare to marinate.

I love to open my frig and see our dinner marinating in wonderful mixtures of olive oil, wine and herbs. I’m not sure if it the fact that I planned the recipe or that I know how good it’s going to taste but whenever I marinate anything, whether it be meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables, it makes the meal just that much more special.

This week for Tyler Florence Fridays I made Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder. Being I was so busy with spring planting this recipe just fit perfectly into my schedule and it was a snap to make.

I followed the recipe exactly except I added a 1/4 c. fresh tarragon and cut down the salt to 3 tsp. OH MY…did the Pork Shoulder smell good when it was roasting. After the pork had cooled I shredded it and added about 1/2 c. of my Strawberry BBQ Sauce. I served the BBQ Pork on a homemade Anadama Bread Bun with sides of potato salad and fresh green beans. It was a delicious dinner!!

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Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder
Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence

1 4-pound boneless Pork Shoulder
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh sage leaves
4 tablespoons kosher salt (I only used 3 tsp salt)
1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the rub, toast the fennel seeds in a small saute pan over medium heat until fragrant. In a food processor combine the toasted fennel seeds, garlic, rosemary, sage, salt, and pepper. Pulse to combine. With the motor running, gradually pour the oil through the feed tube to form a paste. Rub the herb paste on the pork. Cover the pork with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Place the pork, fat side up, in a roasting pan fitted with a rack insert. Preheat the oven to 325. Allow the meat to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Loosely cover pork with aluminum foil; roast about 3 hours, until juices fun clear (160 F). Let the meat stand for about 15 minutes before slicing.

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  • Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com May 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Looks delicious… another winner from Tyler Florence! :)

  • Kim May 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Looks like another winning recipe from Tyler. You bread looks fantastic too! You can never go wrong with bbq sauce and pork!!

  • susan May 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Found you quite by accident but this recipe has made me crazy hungry now. I can’t wait to try it. thx.

  • Debinhawaii May 15, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Looks amazing and that strawberry bbq sauce sounds divine!

  • SKM May 15, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I am officially drooling! This looks fabulous!

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies May 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I could go for some of that right now, and I love the sound of the strawberry bbq sauce!
    Round-up is posted!

  • Laura Trevey May 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Mmmmmmm…. That looks divine!

    Just found your great blog :)
    Laura

  • Keetha Denise Broyles May 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Wow – – – that looks good enough to eat!!!

  • Isaac Yassar May 15, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Hmmm yummy… It looks very delicious. I want to try it.

  • Kayte May 16, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for the recipe…am going there with this over Memorial Day Weekend. I think I will just abandon my regular cookbooks and cook from your blog! Gorgeous photo of it all.

  • Joanne May 16, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I think I may have to crockpot this. Your strawberry bbq sauce intrigues me. It is totally bookmarked!

  • Megan May 16, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Oh yeah – I’m totally making this one. And let me guess – you made the bread too? :)

  • K. May 16, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Oh my that looks yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

    Congrats on “Blog of Note”!

  • Jenny May 16, 2009 at 3:29 am

    You saw my menu plan for next week! Oh wait, I haven’t published that yet. :-)
    I can’t wait to try this, it looks so good.

  • Rottweilers May 16, 2009 at 3:58 am

    yes, it did smell good. A simple recipe for cooking lovers.

    Rottweilers are the cutest dogs in the world, aren’t they?

  • Iva May 16, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Congratulations on being blog of note! :)

  • The villager: May 16, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Lovely food, and a great blog !

  • CL May 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

    The food looks incredibley delicious mmmm…. its already making me hungry ^_^

  • octacular musteline May 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    delicious!!!

    great blog as well.

    O.M.

  • Christine A. Mayo May 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Congratulations! lesson learn do not visit when hungry!LOL God bless you!

  • ARLENE May 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I love pork and this looks amazing. Your potato salad was a wonderful addition.

  • Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella May 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    OH yes slow roasted pork is a divine, divine thing indeed. And Strawberry BBQ sauce? You have me intrigued. I’m off to read about it now! :)

  • cantbelieveweate May 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Oh YUM. After reading the recipe, I knew it would be good…but thank you for bringing it to life! And Strawberry BBQ sauce? What a brainstorm!! Soon…very soon!

  • Angels March May 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    That looks delicious!

  • objavi koli May 16, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    cool

  • Stereos and Souffles May 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Just found you on Blogs of Note and became a follower, everything sounds delicious, I’m gonna get to the store quick for ingredients!

  • soontobemomof9 May 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    my mouth is watering!

  • ~ Mel ~ May 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks so much for the recipe and review! Can’t wait to try this…

  • icastico May 16, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    If you use Indonesian Long Pepper this already fabulous dish will pop even more…Yum.

  • liisamarja May 17, 2009 at 6:32 am

    i just found your blog, wow! is that really your kitchen in the header picture?!? i’m so jealous…

  • Nomad May 17, 2009 at 6:33 am

    if i wasn’t a carnivore before reading this article, i would be one now

  • 2young2die May 17, 2009 at 7:59 am

    uhm….. Looks delicious

  • MyThoughtsMyVoice May 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Oh my, this is making me hungry. You always serve such delicious meals. I feel like my mouth is watering LoL

    Also love your tablescape on the previous post. And the bread you made looks so soft and yum!

  • . May 17, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    amazing pics!
    lovely!

  • . May 17, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    very nice pictures!

  • Amy May 17, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Hi, just found your blog and already I love it- first- I ADORE your oven!! It’s gorgeous!!! It is my dream to have a big gas oven like that someday and I WILL have one!!! The stones behind it are just amazing!!
    Second of all your food looks SCRUMPTIOUS and to top it all off you are a dog lover- like me! I am also a fan of the bigger dog- my breed of choice is the Leonberger or the lion dog!! Just added you on twitter also- even though I haven’t a clue how that actually works yet…hahahaha…I’ll definitely be back!!!

  • Cathy May 17, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Congrats on being Blog of Note! Awesome Blog!

  • karen May 17, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    strawberry bbq sauce sounds yummy.

  • Lora May 18, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I happened upon your blog and tried your pork roast-except cooked it on my grill. DELICIOUS! The strawberry BBQ sauce was wonderful. I have put a link on my blog today to your blog as I am sure my readers will love your recipes!

  • andin May 18, 2009 at 12:59 am

    your blog very nice, funtastics…i’m very very very like your blog….andin

  • zhanglinnetwork May 18, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Looks like another winning recipe from Tyler. You bread looks fantastic too! You can never go wrong with bbq sauce and pork!!

  • Brock May 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Your blog is listed on the “blogs of note” and seriously…you’re killing me!!! I’m in the middle of a fast and can’t eat any of this awesome stuff I’m seeing on your page…but I’m printing it out so I can try making it when I’m done fasting. Good grief, this stuff looks awesome!

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