• Congratulations on the new digs! I hope you got yourself a big kitchen!

    Pork shoulder, or Boston Butt as we Yanks tend to call it, is one of my favorites! I smoke them, myself, covering the roast with a good coating of brown sugar, kosher salt, cinnamon, allspice and a bit of cayenne before browning it. I smoked one a couple of weeks ago for about 6 hours with apple wood and it was divine!

    Look forward to seeing more pictures!

  • Congrats on your new flat! I can imagine all the hard work and the frustration without a broadband and surviving on a little mobile one. I went through that last year. You sure deserve a good meal. Yours look very delicious and satisfying. Looks very easy to cook. Having said that my slow cooker is still in the box! Time to take out and use.

  • These dishes sound absolutely delicious. Good luck in your new home.

  • Thanks all for your kind words, everything is going well in our new home!

    Peredur – smoking sounds wonderfully tasty!

    Mary – Thanks, you should really get that slow cooker out!

    Sally – Thanks!

  • that looks awesome so perfect for this weather coming!

  • RavieNomNoms

    Congrats on the new place! The pork looks really moist and delicious!

  • Joy

    I love any recipe that allows me to leave it alone for a while. Thanks for sharing.

  • Congratulations on finding the right place. your pork looks wonderful. Pork shoulder, when done right, is one of my favorite dishes.

    • Thanks again for all your kind words!

      Pegasuslegend – yup definitely perfect for fall!
      Joy – thats the true benefit of slow cooking – the ability to go out, go to work or even just to sit and relax, there is no need for stirring or basting or turning!
      Ravie – it was lovely and moist.
      Fight the Fat – this was the first time I had pork shoulder, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. It’s probably one my favourite dishes too now!

      Hopefully soon our broadband will be installed, and I’ll be able to share with you all the other great recipes I have been making over the past few weeks!

  • Congratulations on your exciting news about a new place!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe/technique for a pork shoulder using a crock-pot/slow cooker. I’ve only just started using mine (I’ve used it once), and need to get more confident to try it more. This sounds like a good one to start with.

  • Lauren,
    Congratulations to you, that is such wonderful news. I’m sure you’re home will be lovely with all of the work and love you are putting into it. The pork looks delicious and a recipe I could really use for my busy nights. It’s good that despite you’re schedule you are staying away from junky food.

    • Thanks Nancy, I wouldn’t say we’d been completely avoiding junk food 😉 just minimising it!