This pork dish is intensely moist and flavorful with a great crust. This special roast deserves a special wine to accompany it, thats why we chose our 2014 Carr Pinot Noir, Clone 777 from Turner Vineyard.
Pork Shoulder Al’Diavolo
- 6lb. skinless, boneless pork shoulder
- 1 tbsp. black peppercorns
- 1 tbsp. coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp. dried oregano
- 1 tbsp. yellow mustard seeds
- 1/2 c. olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
- 1 tbsp. finely grated lemon zest
- 2 tsp. smoked paprika
1. Using the tip of a knife, lightly score fatty side of pork; season all over with salt.
2. Coarsely grind peppercorns, coriander, red pepper flakes, oregano, and mustard seeds in spice mill or with mortar and pestle (you can also use a coffee grinder); set spice mixture aside.
3. Heat oil in a small saucepan over low heat; add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and barely golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon zest, paprika, and reserved spice mixture. Let marinade cool.
4. Rub marinade all over pork, working some marinade into interior of roast. Tie pork at 1″ intervals with kitchen twine. Wrap tightly in plastic and chill at least 8 hours.
5. Let pork sit at room temperature 1 hour. Meanwhile Preheat oven to 375°F.
6. Unwrap pork, place on a rack set inside a roasting pan, and roast until golden brown and fat has just started to render, 40–50 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F and continue to roast until meat is very tender, 1 1/2–2 hours longer. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest 30 minutes before slicing.
recipe adapted from Epicurious