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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Glazed Pork Shoulder Roast

Pork shoulder roast is a family favourite. I like using some type of sauce usually tomato based or semi-sweet glaze. Quite often the semi-sweet glaze has a home canned jam, jelly or chutney as an ingredient for my glazes. Last night I decided on a semi-sweet glaze for the pork roast and as normal used the clay baker. A clay baker needs to be soaked in water before using for best results but it does cook a pork roast beautifully!

Glazed Pork Shoulder Roast
The glaze for this roast is very easy to make and can be use in one of two ways. Depending on the desired thickness of the glaze, pour over roast while raw (thicker) or about 15 minutes before the roast is cooked (thinner). For a variation, substitute the French dressing with Catalina or Russian dressing.

This pork roast was glazed while raw, then then basted a few times while cooking allowing the flavours of the glaze to penetrate the meat. I used low fat French dressing since there was a nice layer of fat on the pork roast. The apple jelly was homemade using the recipe in an earlier entry. The roast was served with basmati rice and home canned Kentucky Wonder green beans.

1 c French dressing (low fat)
1/2 c apple jelly
1 tsp honey
3/4 tsp dijon mustard

Wisk together and pour over roast.

2 food lovers commented:

Mike Thomas said...

That looks really yummy! I see you like garden wife had a funny post on about garden 'gnomes' on the site, or look through the archives...


P.S. Thanks for the recipie

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Mike, thank-you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy the recipe.

I found the video "I Think I'm a Gnome Now" you refered to. That is just too cute! I have three of the gnomes depicted in the video. Thanks for letting me know about the video. I'll post a link to it on my garden blog.