A highly-rated recipe for cooking pork in an oven bag is Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder. The pork is coated in a food processed combination of peppercorns, garlic and cloves then cooked in an oven bag until tender. Finally, it is returned to the oven without the bag and browned with the thickened juices before carving to serve.
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder
This recipe serves six as a main course.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 5 hours, 30 min.
Ready In: 5 hours, 45 min.
- 2 heaped tbsp., black peppercorns
- 25 cloves garlic, peeled
- 10 whole cloves
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 7lb. bone-in pork shoulder
- Kosher salt
- White distilled vinegar
- Prepare rub
- Combine ingredients in oven bag and roast
- Thicken juices
- Return to oven
Heat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Puree the black peppercorns, garlic and cloves in a food processor, then add the oil and combine. Empty mixture into a bowl.
Rub the pork shoulder with salt and the puree, then seal inside an oven bag. Cook in a roasting pan for around 5 hours.
Take the bag from the oven and remove from the pork, draining the juices into a saucepan. Skim off the fat and bring to a boil before simmering to thicken.
Increase oven temperature to 400 F and place the pork back into the roasting pan. Return to the oven and continue to roast for about 30 minutes, or until browned, basting often with the thickened juices. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.