Thursday, December 8, 2016

Slowly-Roasted Glazed Pork: Credit to Tasty by Buzzfeed

I've always been a fan of Tasty by Buzzfeed ever since I saw an article on Facebook. One of the many recipes that catches my attention is the Slowly-Roasted Glazed Pork below. I did make a few changes according to my taste but overall the result was phenomenal. By the way, the recipe below is the one I saw on Facebook. Feel free to grab it or modify it according to your taste buds.

1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, divided
¼ cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. chopped garlic
¼ cup chopped scallions
2–3 pounds boneless, skin-on pork shoulder
1 bunch asparagus, halved
6 Yukon potatoes, diced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup honey

Preheat the oven to 275ºF.

In a large bowl, combine one cup of the soy sauce with the sugar, garlic, and scallions, stirring until mixed.

Score the skin of the pork by slicing a crosshatch pattern through the skin down to the meat. This will help excess fat render out and allow more of the marinade to soak in.

Place the pork in the marinade and toss to coat evenly. Marinate for one hour.

On a baking sheet, place the asparagus halves to the right and diced potatoes to the left. Toss the vegetables with the oil, salt, and pepper. Place the marinated pork in the middle of the baking sheet. Bake one to one and a half hours, depending on the weight of the pork.

Raise the heat of the oven to 500ºF.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, honey, and remaining soy sauce, stirring until smooth.

Spoon the honey glaze over the top of the pork, making sure to fill the cracks and crevices on top. Bake for 20 minutes until sugar is dark brown and caramelized, and the top of the pork is crispy.

Remove the vegetables and pork from the tray, making sure to save all the juices.

Slice the pork into ½-inch slices, and plate with the roasted vegetables. Spoon the reserved pan juices on top of the pork, and enjoy!