After a few healthy meals we went back to our bad habits… yes… PORK!
I’ve never cooked a pork shoulder before. Eaten it a bunch of times. However, this was my first attempt at making it. We should have grilled it, but this past weekend the greater Los Angeles area was a sweltering hot ass jungle. We were not about to go outside and play with fire. Plus, I was in a very lazy mood (just being honest). Later this year for Phil’s Grill, we will definitely give pork shoulder a try. You have to start somewhere, right?
I got my oven preheated at 425°f, and took my meat out of the fridge. Dried it off, and then laid on some spice!
We recently got a nice Texas BBQ spice mix from a super cute store in Grapevine, TX. It smelled amazing. I am a super huge fan of a good rub, and this one definitely holds up. I would highly suggest this spice shop if there is one close to you. http://www.spiceandtea.com
Next, I laid the pork on some foil and drizzled with olive oil. Then, I spiced that bitch up. Phil cracked on some extra black pepper and we were done! Placed it in the oven for 30 minutes. After that I brought the temp down to 325 for two hours. I only had a three pound piece, and honestly it could have gone for another hour to get more of the fat to melt. That being said, I was very happy with the results.
What would I change next time?
Next time I cook up some pork shoulder I would definitely try it out on the grill. I would also leave it on the heat a little bit longer. Oh and also plan sides. I got so excited about the meat that I forgot about sides. Thankfully we had a can of baked beans!