I usually cook my pork shoulder in the slow cooker (e.g. pulled pork) but today I forgot but needed to use the pork. This honey, ginger and lemongrass pork shoulder worked perfectly in the oven and the flavours in the marinade complemented the pork perfectly.


Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 - 2 kg Pork Shoulder
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Finely grated or chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup Finely chopped or minced lemongrass (fresh or store bought)
  • 1 tsp Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (thickened if possible)
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes (add more or less depending on your taste buds)

Method

  1. Remove the pork shoulder from the plastic and/or the netting if prepared this way. I like to do this the night before, pat the pork all over to dry it out, leave on a tray in the fridge loosely covered with slightly dampened paper towel.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a mortar and pestle if you have one (or just a bowl if you don't) and mix together into a paste/baste.
  3. Place the pork shoulder onto a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray and smother with the basting mix.
  4. Place in a hot oven (preheated for 20 minutes to 200 degrees celcius) and cook for 30 minutes. Rotate the tray at 15 minutes to ensure even heat.
  5. Reduce the heat to 160 degrees celcius and continue to cook. The length of time for cooking will depend on the size of the pork shoulder you have bought. Check cooking instructions for a rough guide on how long your pork should take to cook.
  6. If your pork blackens too much toward the end of cooking, cover the top of the pork with tin foil.
  7. Once pork is cooked through and juices run clear, transfer to a tray with sides to hold the juice in and cover well with foil.
  8. Allow to rest for 15 - 20 minutes then slice and serve. I sprinkled chopped salted peanuts on top with coriander leaves for texture and visual appeal.


  • Our family aren’t huge pork fans. We don’t love the taste of it. I recently did pulled pork in the slow cooker (for the first time) and it was a huge hit. This sounds like it could be too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Not one for me but thanks for sharing.

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  • This would be lovely for dinner tonight!

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  • Great recipe, I am collecting slow cooker recipes as winter is coming!

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  • Thanks for sharing, maybe I should try this for my hub !

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  • It looks good and sound delicious.I like the ingredients.Thanks for sharing a yummy recipe.

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  • Looks wonderful – but where is the crackling that normally happens in an oven?

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  • this looks like a great recipe…amazing flavours

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  • This looks Devine! I’m saving this to try this weekend yummmm

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  • I use lemongrass dried herb to marinate my meats , but I think I may start using fresh ones as my sister in law told me that it tastes much better . This recipe is very similar to the Vietnamese style pork chops which is very tasty too .

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  • my son wants me to make something pork – I really don’t like it, but will do it for the family…

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  • looks divine

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  • What a beautiful way to enjoy pork

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  • lemongrass pork

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  • how delish! this sounds really good

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