How To Season Pork Shoulder For Roasting

Roasted pork shoulder is delicious and cheap. Whether you’re serving it up at a dinner party or having family over for Sunday lunch, it’s a simple recipe that is sure to be the centerpiece of the meal.

Roasting a pork shoulder is pretty straightforward. All it really entails is sticking it in the oven and wait for the roasting to do its magic. The real work happens in the seasoning. What you season your roast pork with is a crucial decision to make and we’re going to help you out with that.

All you really need to season your pork shoulder are olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always add herbs like oregano, rosemary, and thyme. Remember: there are no hard and fast rules! You can even add a bit of lemon if you want a little zest in your meat.

You don’t need a lot of tools either. Before seasoning, make sure you have a clean workspace. You can opt to use a pastry brush but you can just use your hands to rub in the seasoning. You would also need a bowl to mix in all the ingredients.

For a seasoning that’s just salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil, you will need three (3) tablespoons of garlic and three (3) tablespoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste but you can start with three (3) tablespoons of salt. If you’re adding some of the herbs, just add a little bit more olive oil so it’s not dry. Ideally, the consistency should be thick but not runny. It’s a matter of taste, really. Feel free to experiment and add as much herbs, garlic, or salt and pepper as you like. Mix all of these in a bowl.

Next, you place your pork shoulder on the clean working space with the skin side up. After that, cut into the skin and fat. Roughly a centimetre would  do. Just take care not to cut into the meat. After you’ve cut through you can start using the pastry brush to coat the pork shoulder with your seasoning. You can also use your fingers if your really want to dig into the little incisions you’ve made.

And that’s it! You’re done with seasoning. You can now begin roasting your yummy pork shoulder!

We hope you now understand how to season pork shoulder. Fun fact: Did you know pork shoulder is also known as the Boston butt? For more handy tips and to get the best grill for your pork roast, check out www.LaCajaChina.com. Call them at 1-800-338-1323!

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