Slow Roasted Pork Weekend

August 26, 2011 | By | Comments (11)

A couple of weekends ago we slow roasted a pork shoulder, a riff on this recipe (minus the fire pit). We put it in a 250°F oven at around 1am, went to bed, and around 8am we awoke to a tender, delicious and truly addictive hunk of meat.

We ran over to the farmers’ market to pick up some jersey beefsteak tomatoes (at their PEAK!) and fresh rolls from Bread Alone. We soaked one side of the rolls with a good douse of the pork cooking jus and shmeared the other with a bit of grainy mustard. With those sweet tomatoes and a little salad it was a perfect lunch.

Sunday we skipped the bun and just had the pork, reheated with a little of that golden jus, a few slices of tomato and some baked beans. Again, delicious.

I know summer isn’t really high time for long, slow cooking but as fall approaches when you get inspired you have to cook what you’re called to cook.

What have you been inspired to cook lately?