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Maple and Roasted Garlic Pork Shoulder

February 6th, 2016

From Ricardo Magazine

Don't let the 4 hours of cooking time scare you off. This is one seriously simple but seriously impressive dishes. Maple pairs so well with pork...and the confit sweet potatoes are the perfect accompaniment. It's delicious.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 hours
  • Maple Pork Shoulder
  • 3 lb (1.4 kg) boneless and rindless pork shoulder
  • 24 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 ½ cups (625 ml) veal stock
  • ½ cup (125 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp crushed black peppercorn
  • Confit Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 lb (454 g) small sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean and halved lengthwise (about 6)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) melted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Maple Pork Shoulder: With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C).

  2. In a French or Dutch oven or ovenproof pot over high heat, brown each side of the pork and garlic in the butter. Season with salt. Add the onion and continue cooking for 2 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and cover.

  3. Bake for about 3 hours and 30 minutes or until the meat is fork tender, turning a few times during cooking.

  4. Confit Sweet Potatoes: Meanwhile, in a baking dish, combine the potatoes with the butter and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes cut side up. Bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, alongside the pork shoulder, or until tender.

  5. Serve with the maple pork shoulder.

Maple and Roasted Garlic Pork Shoulder
From Ricardo Magazine