Pork shoulder comes from the front of the animal, which is relatively lightly worked. This means it has a higher fat content than leg, which comes from the back of the pig. The fat content means that pork shoulder is high in flavour and becomes meltingly soft and delicious when cooked slowly.
Make sure that you remove the pork shoulder from the fridge at least an hour before serving. It is essential that the meat is at room temperature if you are to cook it evenly. Next, rub a little oil over the joint and season it well with salt and pepper. Heat a large, heavy frying pan and bring the heat into the meat until it is seared all over and nicely browned. Place fat-side up in a large roasting tin and cook at a low heat for approximately two to three hours.
The Black Farmer works with the best local suppliers. We source highest-quality free range pork from the South West of England, which we feed on grass and allow to graze the lush fields that abound in the area. By working with local produce and farmers, we promote and encourage a sustainable and ethical approach to meat eating, which reduces animal stress and lowers food miles as much as possible.
|SHELF LIFE||12 Days from date of delivery|
|STORAGE ADVICE||While we’d be surprised if you could resist the temptation to enjoy immediately, please keep refridgerated unless you intend to eat it right away! Otherwise all our quality meat is suitable for freezing to preserve its taste and texture, meaning you can cook and serve it when you fancy. Once it’s been frozen, please thaw your meat slowly and thoroughly, ideally in the fridge overnight. We vacuum-pack our meat to naturally extend its freshness and make it suitable for home-freezing.|
|PACKAGING||This pack contains approximately 1kg. Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in in need to go in plastic recycling.|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||UK|
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