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#1 Mon 09 Feb 09 12:38pm

vdub_monkey

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From Hull, East Yorkshire, England
Member since Mon 09 Feb 09

Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe - Cooking Time, Help !!!

Hi

Im doing my first proper roast for me and the girlfriend after being inspired by the Save our Bacon programme. Im going to use the recipe given on the website but being a bit over enthusiastic, I've bought a 1.5Kg shoulder joint without the bone, now Im pretty sure this will impact on the cooking time but aren't sure what to do.

Can anyone help and let me know how I should adjust the cooking time ?

Cheers

Monkey

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#2 Mon 09 Feb 09 12:53pm

CarolineB

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Re: Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe - Cooking Time, Help !!!

When buying a piece of meat you can ask your butcher what he recommends. I am sure, he/she will be glad to help you... smile

My butcher told me to calculate 40 min per 500g shoulder joint at about 170 C.

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#3 Mon 09 Feb 09 1:24pm

Torilla

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From Bavaria, South Germany
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Re: Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe - Cooking Time, Help !!!

Which recipe ist it?

If I got a large piece than suggested in the recipe I generally put it in the oven as long as it says in the recipe and I have a look every 15 min or so to check if it's done. But asking your butcher is definitely a rather safe method.


Good luck!  thumbsup

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#4 Mon 09 Feb 09 2:58pm

vdub_monkey

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From Hull, East Yorkshire, England
Member since Mon 09 Feb 09

Re: Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe - Cooking Time, Help !!!

thanks but I got my joint from a supermarket.

It looks like Im just going to have to make an educated guess from all the cook books and advice I can get.

Cheers

Monkey

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#5 Mon 09 Feb 09 3:31pm

justcookit

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Member since Mon 18 Aug 08

Re: Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe - Cooking Time, Help !!!

Pork shoulder can be cooked long and slow without and detrimental effects. Start off by getting some heat into it - about 20 minutes at 200-220 degrees C, then turn the oven down to something around 140-150 degees C. It will sit happily getting juicy and tasty for anything up to four hours.

As others have said, keep testing it though.

For top notch cracking, leave the skin on, score it with a sharp knife, season with salt and pop some kitchen roll over the top to help draw out any moisture. Leave for an hour or so (out of the fridge) like this before you cook it (almost always cook meat from room temp).

Season again with S & P, then cook. To finish it you can pop it under the grill to get some tooth breakingly good crackling.

Don't forget to rest it as well  - at least 15 minutes. Good luck and have fun!

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#6 Sat 14 Feb 09 11:32am

mr_dkba

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Re: Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe - Cooking Time, Help !!!

SLOW ROAST PORK SHOULDER

Worried we might have got carried away........ we managed to find a shoulder (all sold out) but it is 4.5Kg and looks like it could feed the 5000!!!!

How long should we cook this monster for???

Thanks

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#7 Sat 14 Feb 09 12:21pm

pennysaints

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Re: Roast Pork Shoulder Recipe - Cooking Time, Help !!!

From scratch I would
Turn oven on full
If the joint is tied up remove string and lay out.
Put pork on a trivet standing in sink, and pour a kettle of boiling water over the skin!
If pork needs more scoring now is the time to do it, as skin is like butter, then liberally ad salt and rub in.
Place pork in large roasting dish skin up and roast for 30 mins
Turn oven down to 130c
Take out, turn joint over and roast for at least 10 hours overnight is fine, up to 18 if this suits the timing of when you want to eat! You cannot ruin the meat, at this low temp all of the fat will disappear and meat just become more tender.
Finally, remove pork  and turn oven back to full!
Turn meat back over and return to oven for further 20 to 30 mins for the finest crackling imaginable!.
Very slow cooked roast shoulder! big_smile

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