Beer-Braised Pork Shoulder Roast with Crackle
Put a new spin on your holiday spread. This three-ingredient Serbian beer-braised pork shoulder is an easy, flavorful slow-roasted dish that will be the talk of the town!
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Roaster with a rack
pork shoulder with skin on
Preheat oven to 480 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pat the roast dry. With a sharp knife, score ½-inch wide strips through skin and fat, but be careful not to cut into the meat.
Rub the pork generously with salt all over, adding it also into the slits. Place the pork on a wire rack into a
with skin-side up.
Add water to the bottom of the pan. Place the pan into the oven and lower the heat to 350 F.
Bake until skin is crispy and golden in color, about four hours, or until the meat reaches an internal
of 180 F to 190 F.
Pour beer over the roast. Bake 5 minutes longer.
Take the roast out of the oven and let it rest for 15-30 minutes before slicing.
If you plan ahead and have time,
refrigerate the salted meat overnigh
Don't forget to take your pork roast out of the fridge and let it
sit at room temperature for 30 minutes
or so before you are ready to cook.
If your pork roast has a thick
layer of fat
on the outside, cut all but a thin layer away.
If the piece of meat you are roasting is
not the same thickness at both ends
, put a slightly crumpled foil on the thinner end so that both ends are the same height (this way, the skin bakes evenly).
Bake on low heat (between 320-350 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the strength of your oven),
30 minutes per pound.
Never increase the heat to speed up the process. It will burn the meat on the outside, and inside will be tough and undercooked. The slow roasting will yield tender pork.
make sure that the water does not evaporate
. If this happens, add a little more.
After you add beer
, bake for no longer than 5-10 minutes; otherwise, the beer will turn the meat bitter.
important to let the meat rest
for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
additional ingredient tips and FAQs
in the post above.
Please keep in mind that
is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used.
Let the roast cool to room temperature. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days, or freeze for up to six months.
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