- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Set the meat on a rack set into a roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F. Continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the shoulder reads 185 degrees F, about 4 hours. Remove the pork from the oven and let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.