Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder


  1. the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

  3. Using a pastry brush, spread the mixture all over the pork shoulder.

  4. Set the meat on a rack set into a roasting pan.

  5. Roast for 20 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F.

  6. Continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the shoulder reads 185 degrees F, about 4 hours.

  7. Remove the pork from the oven and let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.

Christopher Knight