In this video, we’ll visit Chef Sara Bradley to learn how a step-by-step braised pork shoulder recipe . Chef Sara is a former contestant on Top Chef and owner of the Freight House in Paducah, Kentucky and she’ll show us how to turn up the tasty by trimming a pork shoulder into a boston butt and then….braising it to perfection!
Freight House Braised Pork Shoulder
- Use a Pork/Butt Shoulder.
- Remove the H Bone by constantly cutting towards the bone.
- Cut the pork loin in half and then remove the glands.
- Portion the pork into equal cuts of about 15 ounces.
- Wrap each cut portion with butchers twine.
- Brine pork for two days in: 1 gallon water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup of salt, and 1 tablespoon pink salt.
- Mix together, cover and refrigerate with meat.
- After 2 days, remove from brine and dry the meat.
- In a separate roasting pan: add 1 cut onion, 1 cut celery, 1 chopped carrot, 2 cloves garlic.
- Next add a couple Chili de Arbol, Qyajillo and ancho chili peppers.
- Add 1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes, a couple of bay leaves and some sprigs of fresh thyme.
- Add roughly 3 ounces of dried cranberries and wild cherries.
- Pour one can of Dr. Pepper to the roasting pan.
- Season pork with smoked paprika and kosher salt on all sides.
- Add chicken or pork stock to pan while leaving the tops of the pork uncovered to promote caramelization.
- Cover with foil to create tight seal and place in oven.
- Cook at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 hours or at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 to 6 house.
- Remove and serve with some incredible sides and season with braising stock.
Tips from Chef Sarah Bradley
- Save your stock! Once you’re done cooking, strain the large vegetables, allow to cook, skim the fat and save in the freezer!
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The Freight House Restaurant & Chef Sara Bradley – https://www.freighthousefood.com/