Asian Style Braised Pork Shoulder

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I had this boneless pork shoulder--it was on sale, and my husband bought a whole bunch. Not a whole lot of variety out there for braised pork shoulder recipes--I think there are about 4 recipes recycled on the whole internet, lol. I looked and didn't find any that I had all of the ingredients for, so I took some stuff out of the fridge and cupboards came up with this one. It's really easy, and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 275°.
  2. For the sauce--In a bowl, mix the garlic, soy sauce, wine, ginger, 5 spice powder, cayenne, apricot preserves, marmalade, hoisin and broth--set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a skillet or dutch oven with a lid, that is also oven-safe.
  4. Saute the pork until browned, then remove to a plate.
  5. Add the last tbsp of oil to the pan, and saute the shallots for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the meat back to the pan, then stir in the sauce mixture.
  7. Bring to a simmer, cover, and place the pan in the oven.
  8. Bake for 1- 1 1/2 hours, until meat is tender and falls apart easily.
  9. Serve over white rice, if desired.