Roasted Pork Butt Ala Emeril

Total Time
7hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 hrs

This is my favorite way to roast pork. The simple seasonings and slow roasting deliver a delicious shredded pork to eat on a bun, in a burrito or straight outta the pan! This is from Emeril Lagasse.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season all sides of the pork with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the Creole seasoning and olive oil in a small bowl to make a paste.
  4. Rub the paste all over the pork.
  5. Place the pork, fat side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
  6. Roast the pork for 30 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat to 250 degrees F and continue to cook for 6 -1/2 hours.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  9. Shred all of the meat using 2 forks.


Most Helpful

It was delicious. I used Emeril's seasoning and couldn't resist sticking a couple of bits of garlic in the fat. Also added 1/2 cup of water to the great carmelization plus a splash of Madeira and it made a fantastic gravy.

lena678 March 03, 2011

This was SO good. I was afraid it wouldn't turn out, but it was fabulous. I made the recipe exactly as posted, using a cheapie old pork butt (79 cents a pound) and it was delicious. We sliced the meat thinly and had it for dinner and then shredded the leftovers for BBQ sandwiches. This recipe is a Keeper!!

KeyWee January 02, 2010

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