Thursday, September 4, 2008

Beer Roasted POrk Shoulder

1 tablespoon caraway seeds
Salt and pepper
One 4-to 5-pound pork shoulder, thick skin removed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
1 small bag of baby carrots
2cans of sliced potatoes
2 rib celery with leaves, chopped
1 T granulated garlic
1C beef broth
2 bottles beer
3 to 4 tablespoons flour
2 T sour cream

1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Mix the caraway seeds with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper and season the pork shoulder with the spice mixture.
2. In a medium roasting pan or large Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Place the pork in the pan and brown on all sides, turning occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes total. Add the onions, carrot and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to caramelize, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add the beef broth to the pan and pour the beer over the meat also add the canned potatoes. Transfer to the oven and roast, basting occasionally with the juices, until the center of the pork registers 155° on an instant-read thermometer, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Transfer the meat to a platter, tent loosely with foil and let stand.
4. Strain the pan juices into a large heatproof bowl, pressing on the solids to extract any liquid. Skim the fat off the top, then pour the juices into a saucepan. Stir the flour into 1/4 cup water to form a paste. along with the sour cream. Whisk the paste into the pan juices and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Slice the pork shoulder and serve with the pan gravy.

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