This past Sunday I decided to try and cook a pork roast. I used a pork shoulder for this meal and applied a 'rub' to the pork approximately 5 hours before cooking it. If you enjoy cooking and eating garlic then this recipe is right up your alley!
Pork Roast recipe:
1 4lbs pork shoulder
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. sea salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. thyme
6 cloves of garlic
Combine ingredients into processor and make into a paste. 4-8 hours before cooking dry the roast, score the fat and rub the mixture all over the roast.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F and cook for 20 minutes, then lower the temperature to 400 degrees and cook until the roast is done.
I cooked the pork at 375 degrees F for around 2 1/2- 3 hours. The roast was pull apart tender while the rub on the outside added a nice crunch. I will definitely make this again even though it was not a huge hit with my kids, but they will not eat regular roast beef at the best of times!
Interesting tidbit: Not only is garlic used in cooking but it is one of the earliest documented plants used to treat disease and maintain health. www.allicinfacts.com/garlic-history/ . It was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen and in texts such as the Codex Ebers (medical text from ancient Egypt), the Talmud, and Historica Naturalis (ancient Roman medical reference book). It's uses vary from everything such as maintaining and increasing strength to treating flu-like symptoms.
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