Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Taking Advantage of Grocery Ad Sales: Pork Butt Roast

This weeks sale ads are featuring a Pork Butt roast for 87 cents a pound. The most common use for these is pulled pork sandwiches, but I am not really a big fan. Texas girls think of bbq as brisket not pork!!

Anyway, I found another great looking recipe that I can't wait to try.

Braised Hawaiian Pork Shoulder

Yield: 6 servings


1.5 tablespoon brown sugar
3 teaspoons kosher salt
3 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 1/4 pounds pork shoulder or Boston pork butt
1/3 cup canola oil, divided
1.5 onion, chopped
1 (3-inch) piece ginger, sliced
6 cloves garlic, smashed
1.5 cup pineapple juice
3 cups chicken stock or broth


Special Equipment: Butcher's twine

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, Hawaiian salt, paprika, cumin, coriander and black pepper.

Cut the pork into 4 equal portions, then tie each cut with some butcher's twine. Lightly sprinkle each piece with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the spice mixture.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Heat 3 tablespoons canola oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Sear each cut of pork on all sides, then transfer them to a plate. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil to the same pot along with the onions, ginger, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Pour in the pineapple juice and chicken stock and return the pork to the pot. Cover put the pot into the oven to braise until the pork is fork tender, about for 2 1/2 hours.

Remove the pork from the Dutch oven and arrange the pieces on a baking sheet. Sprinkle each piece with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture and put them under a low broiler until their tops are brown and crisp but not burned, about 2 minutes. Transfer the pork to a serving platter and serve with a drizzle of braising liquid.

Serve the pork with the Mashed Parsnips and Celery Root, if desired.


Molly said...

I have a roast I got on sale a while ago waiting in the freezer, and I did pulled pork the last time so I really didn't want to do it again and needed a recipe. The ingredient list for this is pretty good, but then reading the instructions, it sounds awesome! I love the searing, braising, and then broiling! Great timing :) Now I just need to start thawing that thing!

Elizabeth said...

Let me know how it goes! It looks like it will be really good.

Krista said...

will this work with part of the loin I just got (that I still need to pay you for)?

Elizabeth said...

Krista- the pork loin doesn't really have the same amount of fat as the butt roast. I wouldn't use it for this.