There are a couple of things I don’t cook – either out of fear or lack of know how!
I found a couple recipes – one in real simple and one in cooking light that had a pork shoulder or another name i found out – boston butt… And it looked tasty… so i figured, let’s try this!
Last week I saw – pork shoulder 1.67 a pound – woot!!
The butchers are amazingly helpful and helped me figure out what i needed and made me feel like less of an idiot when i didn’t know that boston butt was indeed pork shoulder
Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons garlic chili (recipe says 1-2 – but we like spice)
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- kosher salt and pepper
- 2 1/2 pound pork shoulder – trimmed of excess fat and cut into 2 inch pieces (i forgot to cut it up, and it all worked out great too)
- 1 medium head bok choy – thinly sliced
- In a 4-6 quart slow cooker, combine the soy sauce, sugar, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, five-spice powder, pepper and salt.
- Add pork and toss to coat. Cook, covered, until the pork is tender, on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours
- Skim off and discard any fat from the pork.
- Remove the pork to a plate, add the bok choy – until heated through 2-4 minutes.
It turned out great – nice taste, good sauce, even the bok choy was super tasty!