Roast Pork with Sage

Roast Pork

Roast Pork is a wonderful weeknight dinner. This roast pork takes very little hands on time. After seasoning the roast you just pop it in the oven and you can almost forget about it! The cut of meat is also inexpensive making it very budget friendly. If this isn’t reason enough to try this very delicious meal – the leftovers can be used in many other dishes, perfect for weeknight dinner prep!

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lb pork shoulder
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Season the pork roast with salt and pepper and place set aside.

Place the garlic into a mortar and crush to a fine paste. Add the remaining ingredients and combine to make a thick paste.

Slather the roast with the paste rubbing it into all the little crevices of the roast. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Place the pork onto a rack in a heavy roasting pan. Add two cups of water or beer at the bottom of the pan, and cover with a lid. Roast in the oven at 325 degrees for four hours or until pull apart tender. If you have time, you can baste the roast a couple times but if not – it will be fine. Once the roast is pull apart tender, remove from the oven and pull into big chunks to serve. I like this recipe because if you need to get it on the table a little sooner, just slice, if you leave it in the oven a little longer it just gets more tender. A very forgiving recipe great for those busy weeknights.

I served this with creamy polenta and wilted chard. It would also be amazing with mashed potatoes or even some steamed white rice.

For more of my favorite recipes, be sure to check out my Exploration Food board on Pinterest.