This oven roasted pork butt with strawberry pepper sauce recipe is definitely one of my cooking adventures. I always love to try something new. But when I first saw this piece of meat, I was thinking how great the price was and I could feed a crowd in our weekly family dinner.
Pork butt is a very affordable piece of meat. In my opinion, it is a great alternative of prime rib and turkey. It is great for family holiday dinner.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes Active Cook Time: 20 Minutes Inactive Cook Time: 8-9 Hours Serving: 6-8
8-9 pounds Pork butt (take off the skin and leave about 1/4" of fat on top of the meat)
6-8 cloves of Garlic
1 pound Baby Carrots
6 stalks of Celery (cut into about 4-5" long)
2 pounds Potatoes (peeled and cut into bite size or about 1" all around)
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
For sauce only
15 ounces Frozen Sliced Strawberries (thawed)
2 heaping tablespoons Jelly Pepper
A splash of Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)
1 pinch of each Salt and Black Pepper
You can definitely cook ahead of time. What I did was to cook for 4 hours (follow the instructions from above for the first 4 hours of cooking; refer to Step 1-13 above)
Just before turning off the oven for the night, I cover it with aluminum foil and put it back into the oven. Then, turn off the oven and leave the meat in it.
As long as you don't open the oven door before tomorrow, the meat is ok for staying overnight no matter what the outside temperature is. Once again, leave it alone and don't touch the oven until the next day.
3 hours before dinner, turn the oven to 250F to slowly warm up the meat for 90 minutes.
Turn up the heat to 425F and uncover the foil from the meat and continuing roasting the meat for another 30 minutes. Then, toss in the veggies and continue to cook for an hour. Make sure to prepare the strawberry pepper sauce 30 minutes before serving. (Refer to Step 14-20 above)
How to turn the leftover of this delicious meal 180 degree to an oriental tasty, healthy, quick and easy dinner idea?
Check out this Asian Pepper Onion Noodles recipe.
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