1. Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Whisk together honey and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus, green beans, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and toss to coat.
3. Place salmon in center of a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined sheet pan. Brush salmon with about 2 Tbsp. honey mixture. Spread asparagus mixture around salmon.
4. Broil 4 minutes; remove from oven, and brush salmon with about 2 Tbsp. honey mixture. Return to oven, and broil 4 minutes more. Remove from oven, and brush salmon with remaining honey mixture. Return to oven, and broil 2 minutes more. Serve immediately.
English-Style Fish and Chips
Vegetable oil, for deep frying
4 large russet potatoes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 (12-ounce) can soda water
1/2 cup rice flour, for dredging
2 (8-ounce) cod or haddock fillets, cut in 1/2 on an angle
Malt vinegar, for serving
Tartar Sauce, recipe follows
Heat 3-inches of the oil in a deep fryer to 325 degrees F. Alternately, heat 3-inches of oil in a deep pot.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into chips, about the size of your index finger. Put the potatoes in the oil. Fry the chips for 2 to 3 minutes; they should not be crisp or fully cooked at this point. Remove the chips with a spider strainer or slotted spoon, to a paper towel-lined platter to drain.
Crank the oil temperature up to 375 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and egg. Pour in the soda water and whisk to a smooth batter. Spread the rice flour on a plate. Dredge the fish pieces in the rice flour and then dip them into the batter, letting the excess drip off.
Put the chips in the bottom of the fryer basket and carefully submerge in the hot oil. Carefully wave the battered fish into the bubbling oil before dropping them in on top of the chips. Fry the fish and chips for 4 to 5 minutes until crispy and brown. Remove the basket and drain the fish and chips on paper towels; season lightly with salt. Serve wrapped in a newspaper cone with malt vinegar and/or tartar sauce.
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped capers
1 tablespoon chopped cornichons
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 lemon, juiced
Dash hot sauce
In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill before serving to let the flavors marry.
Yield: about 1 1/4 cups
Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Snapper Baked in Parchment with Spring Vegetables
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Snap off tough ends of asparagus, and discard. Toss together asparagus, next 6 ingredients, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Divide mixture among parchment paper squares; top each with 1 snapper fillet, skin side up. Sprinkle with remaining salt, and drizzle with remaining oil. Squeeze juice from lemon over fillets; and top each with 1 Tbsp. butter. Bring parchment paper sides up over mixture; fold top, and twist ends to seal. Place packets on a baking sheet.
2. Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 140° to 145° when inserted through paper into fish. Place packets on plates, and cut open. Serve immediately.
PARCHMENT IS BEST FOR: Fish fillets that are about 1 inch thick, such as snapper, flounder, sole, striped bass, and salmon.
EXPERT ADVICE: Packets must be tightly sealed so they don’t come undone while baking. Make small, snug, overlapping folds to seal each bundle, and then twist the tail ends tightly closed.
Zesty Fish Po’boys
Bake fish fillets according to package directions. Set aside, and keep warm.
Cut bread in half crosswise. Split each half lengthwise, and toast.
Stir together mayonnaise and next 6 ingredients. Spread mixture evenly over cut side of bread halves. Place lettuce and fish on bottom bread halves; top with remaining bread halves. Serve immediately.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Gorton’s Southern Fried Country Style Breaded Fish Filets.
1. Process 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup parsley leaves, 1/4 cup mint leaves, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. With processor running, pour oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream, processing until smooth.
2. Smash remaining 6 garlic cloves, using flat side of a knife.
3. Pour water to a depth of 2 1/2 inches into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add smashed garlic, 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, and lemon slices; bring to a boil. Add salmon fillets; return liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 7 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Remove salmon from skillet; discard liquid in skillet. Serve salmon with garlic-parsley mixture. Garnish, if desired.
1. Preheat oven to broil. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large shallow bowl or pie plate. Whisk together mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.
2. Brush mayonnaise mixture onto both sides of catfish fillets. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning onto 1 side of each fillet.
3. Dredge fillets in cornflake mixture; transfer to a wire rack coated with cooking spray. Place wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined pan.
4. Broil 6 inches from heat 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.
*1/2 cup HELLMANN’S or Best Foods Light Mayonnaise may be substituted.
1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
1 Fresno chile pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, a couple of handfuls
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 fresh bay leaves
Fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 anchovy filets
4 small ribs celery, chopped
2 starchy potatoes, peeled and chopped into small dice
1 red pepper, cored and finely chopped
1/2 bottle lager beer (about 6 ounces)
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes or chunky-style crushed tomatoes
2 cups chicken stock
1 pound cod, cut into chunks
1 pound sea scallops
1 loaf ciabatta or other crusty bread of choice, for serving
Watch how to make this recipe.
For the seafood base: Place the red onion, chile pepper, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, thyme, and bay leaves in a food processor and process ingredients into paste.
For the soup base: In a Dutch oven, heat the extra-virgin olive oil and anchovies over medium-high heat, when the anchovies melt into the oil add the seafood base and stir 3 to 4 minutes then add the celery, potatoes, and red pepper and cover the pot 4 to 5 minutes to sweat them out, stirring occasionally. Deglaze the pot with beer. Add tomatoes and chicken stock and bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes or until it has reduced by a third, then turn off the heat, cool and store for a make-ahead meal.
To reheat: Reheat over medium-high heat. Crust up and warm bread in a hot oven. When the stoup comes to a boil, fold or nestle the cod and scallops into the liquid, and return to a bubble, cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until the fish is opaque and cooked through, then turn off the heat. Serve immediately with lots of bread for mopping.
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Greek Salmon and Seafood Skewers
1⁄4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon dried marjoram (or oregano)
2 salmon fillets, without skin, cut in 1 inch cubes (6 ounces each)
1⁄2green bell pepper, cut in 1 inch cubes
8 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
6 ounces scallops
- In a large glass dish not too deep, mix oil, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and marjoram.
- Add salmon, bell pepper, shrimp and scallops and mix to coat well.
- Cover the dish with saran wrap and let marinate 15 to 30 minutes in the fridge.
- On 8 metal skewers or 8 wood skewers previously soaked in water, thread salmon cubes alternating with the bell pepper, shrimps and scallops.
- Set the barbecue to medium heat.
- Put seafood skewers on an oiled grill of the bbq and close the cover.
- Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork (flip the skewers at mid-cooking and baste with marinade).
- Serve the skewers with lemon quarters.
Steak With Creamy Chimichurri Sauce
Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs
Got nothing but time on your hands? Cook these really low and slow. Set the oven at 300° and start checking the ribs after 3 hours
- 2½ tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 pounds baby back pork ribs (8 racks) or St. Louis-style spareribs (4 racks)
- Low-salt chicken broth (optional)
- 1½ cups store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce plus more
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Place each rack of ribs on a double layer of foil; sprinkle rub all over ribs. Wrap racks individually and divide between 2 baking sheets.
Bake ribs until very tender but not falling apart, about 2 hours for baby backs and 3 hours for spareribs. Carefully unwrap ribs; pour any juices from foil into a 4-cup heatproof measuring cup; reserve juices. Let ribs cool completely. DO AHEAD: Ribs can be baked up to 3 days ahead (the flavor will be more developed, and the cold ribs will hold together better on the grill as they heat through). Cover and chill juices. Rewrap ribs in foil and chill.
Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high. Add broth or water to rib juices, if needed, to measure 1 1/2 cups. Whisk in barbecue sauce to blend.
Grill ribs, basting with barbecue sauce mixture and turning frequently, until lacquered and charred in places and heated through, 7-10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; cut between ribs to separate. Transfer to a platter and serve with additional barbecue sauce.
Barbecue Ribs With Gochujang Sauce
This gochujang rub is great on ribs, but would also work on a pork shoulder before braising, or bone-in pieces of chicken.
- 2 racks baby back pork ribs (about 2 pounds each)
- Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
- 4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 10 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 3-inch piece peeled ginger, very coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for grill
- ¾ cup gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
- ½ cup ketchup
- ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons plum sauce
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Lime wedges, for serving
Preheat oven to 300°. Pat ribs dry; season generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Wrap each rack in a double layer of foil, crimping edges tightly, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until meat yields easily when pierced with a skewer but is not quite falling off the bone, 2–2½ hours. Remove from oven and let sit inside foil until cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, pulse scallions, garlic, and ginger in a food processor until finely chopped. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a medium saucepan over medium. Add aromatics and cook, stirring often, until softened, golden, and starting to stick to bottom of pan, about 4 minutes. Add gochujang, ketchup, lime juice, plum sauce, sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, and ¼ cup water and stir until smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often to prevent scorching, until thick, 5–10 minutes. Remove sauce from heat; season with salt.
Prepare a grill for medium-high heat; lightly oil grates. Remove ribs from foil (if desired, stir cooking liquid into sauce) and cut racks in half crosswise. Place ribs on grill, meaty side down, and grill until lightly charred, about 1 minute. Brush ribs with sauce and turn over. Brush with more sauce and continue to grill, turning ribs one or two more times, until sauce is lightly charred in spots, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing into individual ribs.
Serve ribs with remaining sauce and lime wedges.
4-3-2-1 Spice Rub
- 4 tablespoons kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
Combine salt, brown sugar, paprika, and cayenne in a small bowl or resealable container.
Do Ahead: Rub can be made 2 months ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
Texas-Style Smoked Brisket
Beef brisket and a backyard smoker: It doesn’t get any more “Texas” than that.
- 1 10–12-pound whole beef brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thickness
- 1/3 cup kosher salt
- 1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper
- A charcoal grill and a drip tray
- A chimney starter
- 2 20-pound bags hardwood charcoal (you may have some left)
- 8–12 2–3-inch untreated kiln-dried hardwood chunks, preferably hickory or oak
- A grill or analog thermometer (we recommend it even if your grill has one)
Season The Meat
An hour before preparing the grill, place brisket on a rimmed baking sheet. Mix salt and pepper in a small bowl and season the meat all over (it should look like sand stuck to wet skin but without being cakey). Let meat sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
Prepare Your Grill
Fill chimney starter with charcoal; light and let burn until coals are covered with a thin layer of ash. Pour contents of chimney into one side of grill. Place 3 chunks of wood next to (not on top of) coals. (You want the wood to catch slowly and smolder. Placing them on top of the coals will cause them to burn too quickly.) Place grate on grill and cover grill, making sure to position vent on lid as far from heat source as possible. (This helps draw the smoke up and over the meat as it rises). Stick thermometer through top vent. Heat until thermometer registers 225–250°, adjusting vents on bottom and top of grill as needed to maintain temperature.
Maintain The Heat
Adjust vents as needed to control temperature. Check coals and hardwood about every 45 minutes. (Try to open lid as little as possible; check and replenish coals and hardwood at the same time.) For the coals, once you have checked them and decided to add more (they’ve burned down enough that you’ll need more to keep your fire going and maintain your grill temperature), fill a chimney halfway with coals, then add coals to grill once they’re covered with a thin layer of ash. (If you have a hinged grill grate, you can remove 1 lit coal from the grill with a pair of long tongs and place at the bottom of chimney to quickly light more coals.) If you control the heat well, you shouldn’t need more than 4–6 chimneyfuls of coals to cook the brisket (2–4 chimneyfuls if finishing brisket in the oven). When checking hardwood, move it around to a hotter spot if needed, or replenish extinguished chunks to keep level of smoking constant. Make sure to reposition top vent on lid over meat and away from heat source when replacing.
Know When It’s Done
Keep smoking the brisket, rotating every 3 hours and flipping as needed if top or bottom is coloring faster than the other side, until meat is very tender but not falling apart and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of meat registers 195°–205°, 10–12 hours total.*
*Need A Cheat?
If you just don’t want to spend your whole day at the grill, here’s a fail-safe Aaron Franklin–endorsed alternate method that will deliver similarly glorious results: Smoke brisket on grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of meat registers 150–170°, 5–6 hours. Wrap brisket in foil, place on a baking sheet, and cook in a 250° oven until meat reaches the same 195–205° internal temperature, 4–6 hours longer. What’s important is getting that smoky flavor into the meat, and 5–6 hours on the grill should do it. After that point, you’re simply getting the meat cooked through.
Do Ahead: Brisket is best shortly off the grill, but you can still get good results smoking it up to 3 days ahead. Let cool for an hour before wrapping in foil and chilling. To serve, reheat meat, still wrapped, in a 325° oven until warmed through.
Transfer brisket to a carving board and let rest at least 30 minutes. Slice brisket against the grain 1/4-inch thick.
Serve It With:
Coleslaw, potato salad, and pinto beans.
EJ’s Simple Oven-BBQ Ribs
2 racks baby back ribs
6 tablespoons Emeril’s Rustic Rub, recipe follows
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
Emeril’s Bam B Q Sweet Original Barbecue Sauce
8 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons cayenne
5 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons onion powder
6 tablespoons salt
2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover the pan twice (you will be folding this over the ribs and sealing.)
Place the ribs on the prepared baking sheet in 1 layer. In a small bowl, combine the Rib Rub, salt, pepper, and celery salt and stir to combine. Divide the seasoning evenly among both slabs of ribs, coating well on both sides. Fold the sides of the foil over the ribs and seal tightly on all sides. Place the ribs in the oven and bake, undisturbed, for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until ribs are very tender.
Remove the ribs from the oven and peel back the foil so that the ribs are exposed. Using a pastry brush or the back of a spoon, coat the racks lightly on the meaty sides with barbecue sauce. Return to the oven until sauce is thickened and lightly browned, about 20 minutes longer. Remove the ribs from the oven and set aside to cool briefly before cutting between the ribs and serving. Serve with more barbecue sauce, if desired.
Combine all ingredients and store in an air-tight container.
Yield: 2 1/4 cup
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse,
Philly Cheesesteak Garbage Bread
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound beef flank steak
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
One 8-ounce container button mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
2 medium Cuban or banana peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 1/2 pounds store-bought pizza dough (see Cook’s Note)
2 cups grated American cheese (6 ounces)
2 cups grated provolone (6 ounces)
1 large egg, beaten, for egg wash
Watch how to make this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper and then add the beef to the skillet and cook, turning as needed, until browned all over and cooked to medium-rare, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the beef to paper towels to drain, wipe the skillet clean with paper towels and return the skillet to medium heat.
Heat the remaining 4 tablespoons oil in the skillet, then add the mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the onions and peppers, then sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until lightly charred and soft, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and let cool.
Meanwhile, place the cooled beef in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up. Working quickly, very thinly cut the beef into the thinnest possible slices. (Slices should be almost as thin as deli meat.)
On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough into a 20-by-14-inch rectangle. Starting on the shorter end of the dough, arrange the beef slices evenly over half of the dough, leaving a 1-inch border on the sides. Sprinkle both cheeses over the meat, then scatter the cooked vegetables evenly over the cheese. Working from that short side, tightly roll the dough up, jelly roll-style, into a log. Pinch the open seams together to seal, then tuck them underneath the log.
Transfer the log to the prepared baking sheet and brush with the egg wash. Bake until the bread is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
Let the bread cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Halve the bread lengthwise, cut each half crosswise into 4 equal pieces and serve warm.
Philly Cheese Steak
2 to 2 1/2 pound strip loin, trimmed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Soft hoagie rolls, split 3/4 open
Provolone Sauce, recipe follows
Sauteed Mushrooms, recipe follows
Caramelized Onions, recipe follows
Sauteed Peppers, recipe follows
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk, heated
1 cup grated aged provolone cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 pounds mushrooms (cremini and shiitake), coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoons canola oil
3 large Spanish onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 poblano peppers, thinly sliced
2 Cubano peppers, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Watch how to make this recipe.
Place steak in freezer for 30 to 45 minutes; this makes it easier to slice the meat. Remove the meat from the freezer and slice very thinly.
Heat griddle or grill pan over high heat. Brush steak slices with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 45 to 60 seconds per side.
Place several slices of the meat on the bottom half of the roll, spoon some of the cheese sauce over the meat, and top with the mushrooms, onions, and peppers.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly until thickened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the provolone and Parmesan until combined; season with the salt and pepper.
Heat oil and butter in a large saute pan over high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms are golden brown. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper.
Heat butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook slowly until golden brown and caramelized, stirring occasionally, approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
Heat the oil in medium saute pan over high heat. Add the peppers and cook until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Cheese Sauce for Philly Cheese Steaks
- 1 1⁄2tablespoons butter
- 1 1⁄2tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2cup milk, divided
- 1 -1 1⁄4cup cheddar cheese, grated (whatever sharpness you prefer)
- 6ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into small chunks (the small chunks allow it to melt more quickly)
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter on low heat.
- Once melted, gradually add the flour, stirring constantly to avoid lumps, about 2 minutes.You should end up with a thick but still stirrable roux (A roux is basically just equal part butter and flour stirred over some heat and then you add your liquid ingredients to it. It’s a thickener and can be used to start all sorts of cream sauces).
- Add 1/4 cup milk slowly to the roux and cook over low heat. Stir until it thickens, about 2 minutes.
- Add the cheddar cheese, the remaining 1/4 cup milk and Velvetta and cook, stirring frequently, until you have a smooth cheese sauce, about 5 minutes.
Philly Cheese-steak Sloppy Joes
Philly Cheese-steak Sloppy Joes
1 lb ground beef
1 small sweet onion chopped
1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
1/4 cup steak sauce (like A1)
1 cup beef broth
Crumble the ground beef into a skillet and add the chopped onion and pepper. Begin to cook, when the beef is about half cooked, add the broth and steak sauce. Cook until all items are done and allow to simmer and cook down/thicken.
Grilled Cheese Steak Sandwich With Sauteed Veggies and Horseradish Sauce
Fast fry beef 200 – 400g
Slices provolone cheese
10 Sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup Orange pepper, sliced
1/4 Slices texas Italian cut bread
4 tbsps Montreal Steak Spice Horseradish sauce
2-4 tbsps Steps Season the beef evenly on both sides with montreal steak spice.
Slice into small enough pieces to fit in the pan and on the bread if necessary. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a cast iron skillet on medium. Brown beef on both sides, then side aside on a plate and cover with foil Add another tbsp butter to the pan along with veggies. Season with salt and saute til mushrooms begin to brown- about 3 minutes. Butter one side of each slice of bread with remaining butter. Flip slices and lightly spread on horseradish sauce. Heat a grill pan on medium-high. Place one piece of bread on the grill pan butter side down. Lay down 2 slices of cheese, then half the steak, then 1 slice of cheese in the center, then 2 slices cheese, then another slice of bread butter side up. Cover pan and allow bread to toast for 30-90 seconds. Check the bottom slice for desired toastiness, then get a spatula under the sandwich, press down on the top piece and quickly flip the sandwich. Cover and toast again for another 30-90 seconds.
Slow-Roasted Glazed Pork Shoulder
For the most succulent results, use pork butt or shoulder with the bone in and the top layer of fat intact. It’s sold whole but is more often divided into Boston butt or picnic shoulder sections. Either cut will do the job.
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1/4 cup kosher salt plus more
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 7–8-lb. skinless bone-in pork shoulder (Boston butt or picnic)
- 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large carrot
- 1 apple (such as Granny Smith or Fuji)
- 4 cups stemmed mustard greens
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Crush fennel seeds and peppercorns with the bottom of a heavy skillet, or use a mortar and pestle. Transfer spices to a small bowl; add 1/4 cup salt and sugar. Rub mixture all over shoulder. Place in a large glass baking dish, cover, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.
Preheat oven to 325°. Brush off spice rub from meat and place pork in a deep roasting pan; discard excess spice rub and any liquid in dish. Add 1 cup boiling water to roasting pan; cover pan tightly with foil. (Create a tight seal to lock in the steam and juices.)
Transfer pan to oven and roast until meat is very tender and falling off the bone (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center without touching the bone will read 195°), about 5 1/2 hours.
Remove pan from oven; discard foil. Increase heat to 500°. Stir 1/4 cup vinegar and brown sugar into juices in pan. Return to oven and roast, watching closely to prevent burning, until pork is browned and liquid begins to reduce, about 12 minutes.
Transfer pork to a rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Pour liquid in pan into a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil and cook, occasionally spooning off fat from surface, until a thick, syrupy glaze forms, about 10 minutes (there will be about 1 1/2 cups glaze and up to 1 cup fat; discard fat). Season glaze with salt and pepper; set aside.
Using a peeler, peel carrot into thin ribbons. Core, quarter, and thinly slice apple. Mix carrot, apple, greens, oil, and remaining 1 Tbsp. vinegar in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange on a platter. Top with pork; pour reserved glaze over pork. Serve with tongs.
Slow-Roasted Honey Glazed Pork
This recipe for slow-roasted honey-glazed pork is so delicious.
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
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!
Sticky slow-roast belly of pork
- 1.3kg piece pork belly, boned, rind left on and scored (ask your butcher to do this)
- 2 tsp sunflower oil
- 1 tsp white peppercorns, crushed
- 3 large onion, sliced
- 2-3 tbsp clear honey
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
- Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Lay the pork, skin-side up, on a rack in a roasting tin. Trickle with a little oil, then lightly press on the crushed peppercorns and a sprinkling of coarse sea salt. Place in the oven, then cook for 1 hr. Remove from the oven and baste with the juices. Continue to cook for a further 1½ hrs, basting every 20 mins.
- Put the sliced onions in the roasting tin under the pork. Mix the honey together with the cumin and chilli, brush it over the pork, then increase the oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6. Cook for a further 30-40 mins, basting occasionally, until caramelised with a rich, golden glaze over the pork. Once cooked and tender (this can be easily tested by piercing the flesh with a knife), remove pork from the oven, then leave to rest for 10-15 mins.
- While the pork is resting, heat the tin on the stove with the onions, adding 2 tbsp water. This will lift any residue from the pan, creating a moist cooking liquor. Season the onions with salt and pepper, then divide between 6 plates. Carve pork into 6 portions, then serve on top of the onions. Pour any remaining liquor over and serve with the Pumpkin mash (below).
Peel 1 kg pumpkin and cut into chunks. Season and roast with the pork for the last 30 mins until soft and fluffy. Meanwhile, peel 1kg potatoes and cut into chunks. Boil in salted water for 10 mins until soft. Drain and mash with 2 tbsp milk and 50g butter, seasoning to taste. Mash the pumpkin into the potato until smooth.