I know I’ve mentioned this great cookbook before, but every recipe we’ve made from it has turned out great! We followed the instructions in The Cook & The Butcher but customized the spices.
Allow a 4 1/2 pound Pork Shoulder to come to room temperature.
In the meantime, make a rub of:
1 Tablespoon Turkish Seasoning (like I said, we made a couple of changes)
4 cloves Garlic, minced
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon each, Salt & Pepper
Spread rub all over Pork.
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Place a large, oven-proof French Oven on the stove over medium-high heat.
Add 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil and heat.
Sear the Pork on all 4 sides.
Then, place the lid on the French Oven and put in the oven.
After 15 minutes, reduce heat to 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
Turn oven off and let roast rest for 1 hour without opening the oven.
With roast in the oven, turn temperature to 450 degrees.
When temperature reaches 450 degrees, let roast bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
Slice against the grain and serve with Mojo Sauce.
In a 2-cup pitcher, or measuring cup, whisk:
Ohhh Great. I liked.
The CafĂ© SucrĂ© Farine says
What a wonderful fall dinner Susan, it sounds perfect for a large family gathering. I love the sound of the sauce with the citrus.
Cher Rockwell says
The mojo sauce really is intriguing – it sounds like it would go great with many things. (I am thinking as a marinade/ sauce for grilled seitan).
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says
Spices may change, but slow roasted pork will forever be an amazing thing to cook! It looks delectable Susan and I love that pitcher of sauce!
Mary Hirsch says
Didn’t you use a version of the Mojo Sauce before? This is a wonderful meal, Susan (and, John – let’s not forget John). I like what you’ve done to the Pork Shoulder. It helps that it looks super-easy. Anything that combines maple syrup and yams works for me. (Susan, I have a sweet potato/banana dish that is yummy – I use it during the holidays for potlucks. I’d share, if you wish. And, green beans. I don’t have a from-my-garden crop but can find fresh green beans without any trouble. A nice meal. Thinking of you both and Braveheart.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
What a beautiful dinner, the mojo sauce sounds so versatile and I can never say no to sweet potatoes!
Trevor Sis Boom says
If I should ever get the pleasure of having you cook an entire dinner for me I think I would want it to be THIS. OMG. I will bring the wine! Mojo!!!
This is a gorgeous meal, Susan! Roasted pork is an all time favorite! A perfect fall dinner!