• SA Pork’s irresistible roasted pork shoulder recipe features a delightful blend of mustard and apricot jam. This midweek treat offers a guilt-free experience, combining lean protein and delectable vegetables. Perfectly roasted to golden perfection, it’s a must-try for pork enthusiasts.

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    Roasted pork shoulder

    By SA Pork Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 90 minutes


    • Roast
    • 1 Whole pork shoulder (Around 1,5kg – 2kg)
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    • Two tablespoons of olive oil
    • Glaze
    • ½ cup apricot jam
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • Two tablespoons of dijon mustard
    • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
    • ¼ teaspoon salt and ground black pepper



    Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside.


    Pat the pork dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.


    In a sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil. When hot, add pork and sear on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Once done, transfer the pork fat side up onto the prepared baking sheet.


    Bake the pork, uncovered, for 25–30 minutes per 500 g.


    Add glaze ingredients to a small saucepan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved and the glaze thickens slightly. Reserve half of your glaze for serving, and brush roast with the remaining glaze halfway through baking.


    Remove roast from oven, and rest for 10 minutes to allow juices to redistribute. Slice, top with reserved glaze, and serve the roast with lemon honey, chilli green beans, and roasted baby potatoes.

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    Recipe and image by SA Pork.