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.