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Roasted Pork Shoulder

Roasted Pork Shoulder (Prepared)


5 mins

Cook Time

4 hours & 20 mins


6 - 12


3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (4 pound) pork shoulder


Step 1

Take your pork roast out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. Preheat the oven to 425° F.

Step 2

If your pork roast has a thick layer of fat on the outside, cut about half of it away so that it’s a thinner layer.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Using a pastry brush, spread the mixture all over the pork shoulder.

Step 4

Set the meat on a rack set into a roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 325° F. Continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the shoulder reads 185 degrees F, about 4 hours. Remove the pork from the oven and let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30-40 minutes.

As a general rule for larger pork shoulders, cook for 40 minutes per pound or until an instant read thermometer reaches 185F.

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