Recently I bought a cut of meat called a “Pork Spoon Roast” from Harmons, my favourite local grocer. It was tender cuts of pork roast (evidently so tender you can cut it with a spoon- hence the name) marinated and wrapped in baking paper and a net. The butcher indicated that you could just roast it in its wrap, but I preferred to use the crock pot and add some root vegetables for a nice Sunday dinner roast. This is my contribution to lovely Naomi at Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried ‘s Go ahead Honey-It’s Gluten Free for September with the theme of “Slow Food“.
This is easy , so easy:
Pork Spoon Roast up in a Crockpot
a two pound pork spoon roast or other pork pot roast
olive oil to coat the vegetables
garlic salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
3-4 large carrots, peeled, trimmed and chopped into 1-2″ pieces
4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
1 large, sweet onion, peeled and cut into largish chunks
3 cloves of fresh garlic, peeled and smashed slightly but left whole
Remove the wrap from the pork spoon roast. Pour a little olive oil into the bottom of the crockpot and put the onion chunks in, add the roast. Since it’s marinated I do not rinse and pat dry as I would an unmarinated piece of meat. Add the potatoes, carrots and garlic, sprinkle some olive oil, garlic salt and black pepper over then all and stir a bit to coat. Leave the roast in place and just stir the vegetables around it. Set the crockpot to high- 4 hour cooking time- and cover. Now go to a movie* or do something else you like and let it cook away for a couple of hours. After you return, turn the cooker down to the next cooking level and vent the cover so some of the juices evaporate and it will make your house smell heavenly and GENTLY stir the veg up from the bottom where it should have browned a bit. When all is tender and the roast is cooked the way you like it- serve and make sure to pull off any brown bits sticking to the sides as they are the tastiest parts I think. Completely delicious!
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*While this cooked away we went to see “Tell no One” (“Ne le dis à personne”, 2006) directed by Guillaume Canet it is finally in release here in Utah, U.S.A. We thoroughly enjoyed this French film -an engrossing murder mystery with a brilliant cast including one of my favourites, François Berléand. We highly recommend it!
Hope you enjoy! Thanks to Naomi for hosting this event!