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Cajun-Style Roast Pork

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

270 minutes


8-10 people

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Cajun-Style Roast Pork

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  • 1 (8-Pound) Bone-in Pork Shoulder, Trim off Most of the Fat

  • 2 Tablespoons Tony’s No Salt Seasoning Blend

  • 2 Yellow Onions, Quartered

  • 6 Baby Carrots, Halved Lengthwise (or 4 Carrots, Quartered)

  • 2 Large Parsnips, Quartered

  • 8 Ounces Cremini Mushrooms, Cleaned and Halved

  • 1 1/2 Bunches Thyme

  • 1 Bunch Sage

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  1. Rub Tony’s No Salt Seasoning Blend all over pork roast until completely covered.
  2. Wrap roast in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, and up to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven 450°F.
  4. Arrange carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, thyme and sage into the bottom of a roasting pan. Unwrap pork roast and place in a roasting pan, atop aromatics (fat-side up).
  5. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 300°F and cook for an additional 30 minutes per pound, with a total cooking time of 4 hours and 30 minutes for an 8-pound roast.
  7. Remove from oven and allow roast to rest, about 30 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a cutting board and slice meat into 1/4 – 1/2-inch slices. Transfer slices to a platter and serve.

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