As some on you may know, I have been making hot sauces for a while.  You may even remember that I made a second and arguably evermore useful ingredient for your cooking adventures.  I am talking about our Extra Bits.  I even wrote a post about how versatile and unique this product is.  Now I’m going to give you a very simple recipe that I made on Boxing Day.  It was a huge hit and very simple to make.



Extra Bits Pork Shoulder
Cuisine: Mexican
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  • 7-9 lb Pork Shoulder
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Bits separated into thirds and a little extra
  • 1 large orange
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • Roasting pan
  1. Pre heat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Remove shoulder from packaging a pat dry
  3. Score the fatty side
  4. Pole holes with knife in cuts between the fat
  5. Make sure you puncture though the meat, but not too far
  6. Cut garlic in halves
  7. Take the a little extra of the bits and put in the holes made by knife punctures
  8. Then push the garlic halves in holes made by knife punctures
  9. Generously rub fatty side of pork with ⅔ of Extra Bits.
  10. Make sure to get in all the crevices(If you need more use more.)
  11. Then take the rest, and rub the rest of the shoulder with it
  12. Drizzle a little olive oil, just to cover the bottom of the roasting pan and spread it around
  13. Lower heat to 250
  14. Place shoulder I middle of pan and place on middle rack.
  15. In around 3 hours pull shoulder out and squeeze orange juice all over the fat side
  16. Return shoulder to oven and continue to cook for 2-3 more hours
  17. Or till the meat start to fall away with a fork and knife
  18. If you want really crispy skin then the last hour of cooking turn the heat up to about 350
  19. Keep an eye on it as it can burn the skin.
Try to find one that doesn't have the ball socket/joint. It looks sort of like a handle. This will make it much easier to score. It may not always be possible but it really helps.

The size of the shoulder may vary. I prefer on closer to 7 pounds but one that size isn't always available. The last one I used was 9 lbs. The main difference will be the cooking time. The bigger the roast the longer to cook it.

Also sometimes there is a little extra fat that is not needed so I cut that off.