How to cook pork shoulder without it being dry is a question often asked. I have done some research on the matter and have found that the best way to avoid this problem is to use a pressure cooker.
The first step to cooking pork shoulder without it being dry is to melt some butter in the pressure cooker. Then add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and cracked peppercorns. Next add pork shoulder and cook until tender.
To make pork shoulder tender, you need to cook it at high temperatures for a long time. This usually results in the pork being dry. By using a pressure cooker, you can cook the meat at higher pressures, which speeds up the process, but also keeps the meat from drying out.
It takes about an hour of perfectly cooked pork shoulder to make a great tasting meal.
I was thinking about my blog and decided that I need to find a topic on which I could consistently post. This blog will be about cooking. I will post recipes, tips and tricks as well as cooking videos that focus on cooking pork but not dry out the pork. I am doing this because there aren’t many blogs about cooking pork that do not make it come out dry and tough.
Hi, my name is Steve and I am a lover of pork shoulder. It’s probably one of my favorite meats to cook with. You can do so many things with pork shoulder that are delicious, but let’s be honest here people, pork shoulder is usually very dry when you cook it. I know, I have had some dry pork shoulders in the past.
It was not until I started experimenting with this recipe that I discovered how to cook the perfect pork shoulder without it being dry. This recipe produces the most tender and juicy meat you will ever eat. Trust me on this one, because it works every time!
2 – 3 lb pork shoulder
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I use a spicy BBQ sauce)
4 – 6 garlic cloves minced (to taste)
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
You might think that this is a bit counterintuitive. How in the world can you cook pork shoulder and keep it from coming out dry? The key with cooking pork shoulder is to not overcook it. Overcooking pork shoulder will make it dry, no matter what you do to try to counteract that.
Trying to figure out how long to cook pork shoulder takes some time at first. You won’t know how long until you try it a few times. You’ll need a meat thermometer for this, which can be found very inexpensively at your local grocery store. Insert the thermometer into the center of the roast, being careful not to touch any bones or fat. The thermometer should read 180 degrees F (82 C) when it’s done cooking.
You may get lucky the first time and end up with perfectly tender and juicy pork shoulder, but more than likely you will need to experiment a little before you figure things out. For example, if your roast is thicker than four inches, then raise the oven temperature by 25 degrees F (14 C). If it’s thinner than four inches, then lower the oven temperature by 25 degrees F (14 C). If your roast is between four and six inches thick, then don’t change anything.
This is a blog about cooking pork shoulder. It is also a blog about how to cook roast with the moist and delicious results you have always wanted. You will find recipes, recommendations, and reviews of all the products I use, including seasoning, spices, rubs, liquid smoke, and cooking utensils.
Taste of Home: Do you know what that is?
I can only assume you don’t because if you did then you would know what I am talking about when I say that Taste of Home has been around since the late seventies! This magazine can be found in grocery stores everywhere and it is one of my favorite go-to magazines when I’m looking for new recipes to try.
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If you love pork but do not like dry pork then the following piece of advice is a must.
Put some water in your crock pot and add some cinnamon sticks to the water. Make sure to trim away all fat before cooking. Brown the pork shoulder then place it in the crock pot with the cinnamon sticks and water. Turn your crock pot on to high and leave it until the meat is tender. For best results, you should cook this pork on a day when you will be home so that you can tend to it periodically and use a fork to shred the meat as it cooks. You may want to add more liquid if you notice the level is getting low or if necessary add some salt and pepper if desired. I hope this tip works for you as well as it does for me!
This is a very simple way to cook pork shoulder. It’s a great recipe for beginners and it’s hard to go wrong with it.
It is a recipe that can be easily adapted to other meats such as chicken and turkey. The same could also be done with beef if you’re into that sort of thing.
This recipe requires a Crock Pot or slow cooker, but all you really need is an oven and some aluminum foil (or cooking spray) or some kind of dish that you can cover. If you don’t want to use your oven, you can just as easily use the stove top instead.
The key to this recipes success is fat. If you don’t have enough fat in there, the meat will come out dry and tough. So make sure to get a fatty cut of pork shoulder or loin – 10% or more fat content if possible.*
1 pound of Pork Shoulder/Pork Loin – Boneless (about 2 large pieces)*
1 cup of Apple Juice