Roasted Pork Butt Ala Emeril

"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."
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Ready In:
7hrs 5mins
3 pounds of meat




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!!


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