Roasted Pork Shoulder

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 15m
Ready In

"This is a recipe I make for special occasions. it always goes over well. I like serving this with a side of roasted root vegetables and fresh buns."

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (472.3 g)
  • Calories 685
  • Total Fat - 32.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 303.9 mg
  • Sodium - 636.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 89.1 g
  • Calcium - 81.1 mg
  • Iron - 6.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 4 mg

Step 1

In a small bowl mix together the oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt and pepper; set aside.

Step 2

Score the skin side of the roast in a diamond pattern with a very sharp knife.

Step 3

Poke 12 holes in the roast and insert the garlic clove halves.

Step 4

Insert the bay leaf halves into some of the same holes the garlic pieces are in.

Step 5

Sprinkle the spice mixture over roast and rub well into the roast.

Step 6

Pour water into a roasting pan, about 1 inch up the sides and add the roast, skin side up along with the chopped onion.

Step 7

Cover and roast in a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven until meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the roast reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit, about 25 minutes per pound.

Step 8

Remove cover and roast for another 15 minutes.

Step 9

Take roast out of the oven cover loosely with foil and let sit about 20 minutes before slicing.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Delicious! Perfectly seasoned and done to perfection! I'm not a big crackle fan but there was plenty of crackle perfectly done for those that enjoy it, I slacked off and didn't take any pictures as I was too busy getting the sides completed. Served it with potatoes roasted around the meat, cole slaw, aparagus, and candied sweet potatoes. It was a feast fit for royalty lol. Made for Billboard tag.

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(9 Dec 2012)