Seeing as how this is the Year of the Boar, I thought I’d share one of my laziest and favorite pork recipes. Dazzlingly easy. I used to make this all the time when I was going to school.
Garlicky Pork Shoulder
- 7lbs of pork butt or shoulder
- garlic cloves
- soy sauce
- granulated garlic
- skillet for browning
- oven for roasting
- glass pan
Set the oven to 350F. Slice the garlic cloves into two or three pieces. You don’t have to actually marinate the pork. After browning the pork, create some slits 1 and 1/2 inches into it with a fruit knife. Push the garlic into the slits. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl, and slather it over the pork. OK, pop it into the oven, and leave it for 90 minutes. Check with a knife for doneness.
Serve with steamed rice and sauteed greens (even microwaved spinach/mustard greens would be excellent), with some Worchestershire sauce on a light-colored plate. Zowie! This prep is definitely pretty enough for company. The greens will be a nice, bitter, clean note against the robustness of the pork. I don’t know much about wines, but, I’m guessing a good stout red would hold up nicely against this dish.