Do you cover a pork shoulder when cooking in the oven?
As pork begins to shrink and lose its juices, it becomes quite dry.
The first way is to cover the pork roast with aluminum foil or your baking pan cover.
Depending on your oven temperature, covering pork roast helps preserve its juicy flavors and also reduces shrinkage.
What is the difference between pork shoulder and pork butt?
Both come from the shoulder of the pig, but pork butt is higher on the foreleg, while pork shoulder is farther down. As relatively tough and fatty cuts, both benefit from long, slow cooking methods such as roasting, stewing, and braising. But the cuts are different enough that we generally prefer pork butt.
How many minutes per pound do you cook a pork shoulder?
Cook 30 minutes per pound total, or until the internal temperature as measured with a meat thermometer is 160° F. Remove the pork from the oven and allow to rest 15 minutes before carving, discard onions. Serves 8-10. The less tender shoulder cut is given a long slow cooking time to create a tender meal.
How long does it take to cook a pork shoulder in the oven?
Set the meat on a rack set into a roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F. Continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the shoulder reads 185 degrees F, about 4 hours. Remove the pork from the oven and let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.