I forgot to take a photo of the whole pork shoulder, this was just the piece that was left.

I do a lot of my grocery shopping online, and Safeway is not particularly attentive to what they send me.  I had ordered pork belly, but I got pork shoulder instead.  It most definitely didn’t work for my recipe, so I looked for something online so the meat would not go to waste.  The recipe below was just perfect.  It was super easy to make and the “crust” was just delicious.


3 Tbsps.  olive oil
3 Tbsps. minced garlic
Salt and black pepper to taste
4 lbs  pork shoulder


Preheat oven to 425°F.

Mix together the olive oil, garlic and salt & pepper in a small bowl.  Brush it all over the pork shoulder.

Place the pork shoulder on a roasting pan and roast for 20 minutes.  Reduce temperature to 325°F and roast for four hours.  Remove from oven and let sit for 20 minutes before slicing.

Based on Aaron McCargo Jr.’s recipe at the Food Network.

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