Roasted Pork Shoulder
PUBLISHED ON: 03.25.2010
This slow roast pork shoulder recipe leaves the meat so flavorful and tender you can almost cut it with a fork. By leaving the skin on, then scoring the fat, the flavors of garlic, oregano, pepper and a coarse salt, penetrate deep into the meat as it marinates and then slow roasts to perfection.
Place the pork, fat-side up, in a roasting pan fitted with a rack insert, and using a sharp knife, score the surface of the meat with small slits. Mash the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper into a paste on a cutting board with the flat side of the knife: place the garlic paste in a bowl and stir in the oil and vinegar. Rub the paste all over the pork, being sure to get into the incisions so the salt can penetrate the meat and pull out the moisture-this will help form a crust on the outside when cooked. Cover the pork with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or up to overnight.
Allow the meat to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Roast the pork for 3 hours, uncovered, until the skin is crispy-brown. Let the meat rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing.
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
What a lovely pork shoulder Velva. I sometimes forget this cut and thanks for reminding me how wonderful it tastes. I love the photo of the pork on the blue board.Sam
3 hungry tummies
First of all what a fantastic photo yet again. Secondly the pork is cooked perfectly, it looks so moist!
Looks delicious! Will be great to have some of that for Easter Sunday. Thanks for sharing
I've only cooked pork shoulder a handful of times (Tyler's pulled pork) and it has always been for bbq sandwiches. This looks like a fantastic way to change it up a bit! Gotta love all that smashed garlic:D
I have never made pork shoulder. I have been wanting to try it, thanks for sharing a great recipe.
I am not sure how I want to gobble up this perfect pork….
that looks really good!! another wonderful dish that you make. :o)
We had pork roast last night, but it was pork loin bone in. We do like pork shoulder it a lot moister, and full of flavor. Yours looks fantastic! What a great photo! I haven't tried to marinate it overnight. I'll use this delicious recipe next time.
Looks very moist and perfect!
Oh i'm definitely going to give this a shot. How can you not love pork?
UGH! I need this, the weather is murky and cold and I am craving something roasted that will consume the house with a lovely scent. I love that I have all the ingredients!!! Thanks doll!
Oh man, I just want to reach in and grab a piece or two!
That looks and sounds so good; my husband loves roast pork; this recipe is being saved for when I get back to my kitchen; thanks.Rita
Looks perfectly succulent and delicious!
Fantastic! You can tell how wonderful it will taste just by the photo!
Looks so delicious! Must add this in my to do list.
Pork shoulder is the bomb, this looks wicked good! Heh, love the \”handful\” measurement too. 🙂
Oh Velva, I'm positively swooning!!! 🙂 So tender and flavorful and wow. 🙂
I usually just make carnitas with pork shoulder, so this will be a nice change.Mimi
Sophie Sportende Foodie
Hello Velva!Brussels calling! What a perfect roasted pork!!MMMMMMMM,…looking goood!
Inspired by eRecipeCards
such a beautiful thing… Love pork. In fact, it's what's on the menu tonight
Oh my – looks just amazing! Perfectly cooked and seasoned.
Yummy! And your pictures are always so great – I have the exact same cutting board but I can guarantee if *I* were to take a picture of anything on my cutting board it wouldn't look nearly as mouth-watering.
Absolutely delicious.Many thanks for such great recipe, I am taking it back home with me. You have just made me so hungry x
Would make a great sandwich filler!!!!!!! Looks lovely
Mmmm, sounds delicious! A good pork roast is definitely one of my favorites.
Your photo of that beautiful pork roast truly makes my mouth water. I'm imagining it with some roasted potatoes. Heaven.
ahhh! I've always wanted to try making my own roasted pork shoulder. Thanks for the recipe.
Mmmm roasted pork shoulder one my favorites! This looks delicious Velva!Cheers~
This looks absolutely divine!
Wow that looks really good! I definitely want to try out this recipe!
The Glamorous Gourmet
Damn! That Pork Shoulder looks mouth wateringly delicious – good for you leaving the skin on! Great photo:)
Beautiful, simply beautiful…I do have trouble not wanting to eat much of this before I plate it!
Fresh Local and Best
That looks like a great marinade for the pork shoulder! I adore slow roasted meats, this looks delish!
That is a \”come hither\” platter full of pork! I can only imagine how good the left overs would go on a Cuban sandwich. YUM!
La Bella Cooks
Beautiful! Nothing like a platter full of gorgeous pork for dinner. I love the simplicity of the recipe that can produce such delicious results.
That is one gorgeous platter of meat :-). I love that you left the skin on. It always amazes and thrills me when a handful of ingredients can produce something so delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
You always come up with something great like this, Velva :-)Awesome meal !
Low and slow is the trick of this cut of pork! I make Cuban roast pork, Pulled pork, etc… Your recipe is sound as a dollar!
greaqt shot…looks so tasty and moist!!sweetlife
A Canadian Foodie
OMGosh! Deadly looking in its simple glory. You are the Carnivore Queen!:)Valerie
This sounds great and incredibly flavorful!!
I'm going to share this recipe with my cousin, her dad's nick name is Pork…
Ooh, I can almost taste this, Velva. Your'e making me want to give up my diet!
This looks like its cooked to perfection. Awesome job. I sometimes have a hard time knowing when food is done. Luckily never made myself sick… yet LOL.Have a wonderful weekend.*kisses* HH
velva this roasted pork looks scrumptious !! it reminds bbq I had in the US !! cheers from Paris Pierre
Hmmm…my plans to make gumbo tomorrow may have just changed! I think a slice or two of that, some chewy bread to mop the juices and a green salad might be just the ticket. Salute!
Ty definitely knows his pork! I love a good pork roast. Sounds delicious.
Seasoned & Stirred
I love pork shoulder and Tyler Florence. Picture is amazing–looks delicious! What type of camera do you use? Thanks :>).
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
Looks luscious – such a simple preparation, but I can almost see the flavor in this picture!
Oh, man! Just that one photo and my mouth is watering.~ingrid
oh that looks amazing, falling apart and tender, delicious!!
Oh boy does that pork look moist and delicious! I am rediscovering pork after a long hiatus, and your post is really inspiriing me. Big YUMS UP
Pork is a weakness of mine. When I saw this post a few days ago, I decided to go out and get my own pork shoulder. Terrible influence you are Velva!
Looks so moist and flavorful. I'm just in love with pork shoulder and this one sounds delish.
Laura in Paris
What a great shot!
Is it the fact that you let the meat sit for 10 minutes before you cut slices that it keeps it's moisture inside?Absolutely delicious.
I'd love to put a big chunk of that pork into a nice warm flour tortilla – yummy :))
Does look delicious! When my kids were young, their favorite cut of pork had nothing to do with taste. It was all name: BOSTON BUTT! I wonder if my son can even eat it now without giggling.You can also make eastern NC barbecue with that shoulder, you know. Vinegar and crushed red peppers. YUM!