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Spicy Pork Shoulder with Dark Rum

Pork cooked in rum

If you’re looking for a dish that is both flavorful and easy to make, then this spicy pork shoulder with dark rum recipe is perfect for you. The pork shoulder is cooked until it is fall-apart tender, and the dark rum adds a depth of flavor that is simply irresistible. This dish is perfect for a special occasion or simply a weeknight meal.

This pork shoulder recipe is perfect for a casual meal with friends and family. The pork is tender and juicy, and the sauce is flavorful and spicy. The dish is also easy to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your meal.

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Ingredients needed for Spicy Pork Shoulder with Dark Rum

Pork Shoulder or Picnic Shoulder: Pork shoulder is a tough meat cut but also very flavorful. It is perfect for slow cooking methods, such as braising or roasting. When cooked properly, pork shoulder is tender and juicy.

Sour orange: Sour orange is a citrus fruit that is native to the Caribbean. It has a tart and sour flavor that is similar to lime juice. Sour orange is often used in Caribbean cuisine to add brightness and acidity to dishes.

Rum Barbancourt: Rum Barbancourt is a Haitian rum that is known for its smoky and complex flavor. It is made from a blend of sugarcane molasses and fresh sugarcane juice. Rum Barbancourt is often used in cocktails and desserts, but it can also be used in savory dishes.

Lime juice: Lime juice is a citrus juice that has a bright and acidic flavor. It is often used to add brightness and acidity to dishes. Lime juice is also a good source of vitamin C.

Sea salt or kosher salt: Sea salt and kosher salt are both coarse salts that are used to season food. They have a similar flavor, but kosher salt is typically less salty than sea salt.

Parsley: Parsley is a herb that has a bright and fresh flavor. It is often used to garnish dishes, but it can also be used in cooking. Parsley is a good source of vitamins A and C.

Thyme leaves only: Thyme is a herb that has a woody and earthy flavor. It is often used in savory dishes like soups, stews, and roasts. Thyme is a good source of vitamin C.

Scallions: Scallions are a type of onion that has a mild and sweet flavor. They are often used in salads, sandwiches, and soups. Scallions are a good source of vitamins A and C.

Garlic cloves: Garlic is a bulb vegetable that has a pungent and aromatic flavor. It is often used in savory dishes, such as soups, stews, and roasts. Garlic is a good source of vitamins C and B6.

Cumin powder: Cumin is a spice that has a warm and earthy flavor. It is often used in Indian and Mexican cuisine. Cumin is a good source of iron and manganese.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a fruit that has a sweet and acidic flavor. They are often used in salads, sandwiches, and sauces. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C.

Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce: Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce is a Haitian hot sauce that is made from chili peppers, vinegar, and spices. It has a smoky and spicy flavor.

Ground black pepper: Black pepper is a spice that has a sharp and pungent flavor. It is often used to season food. Black pepper is a good source of manganese.

To cook the pork with the seasoning

  • Place the pork shoulder inside the crockpot. Add all ingredients, cover with lid, and cook for 4 – 5 hours on high, depending on your crockpot.
  • Remove from liquid and place on a serving platter. Make a creole sauce with the remaining liquid and serve with the meat.

Benefits of cooking pork shoulder in a crockpot

There are many benefits to cooking pork shoulder in a crockpot, including:

  • Convenience: Crockpots are very convenient to use. Simply add your ingredients in the morning and turn it on low. By the time you come home from work or school, dinner will be ready.
  • Tenderness: Crockpots cook food slowly at a low temperature. This helps to tenderize tough cuts of meat, such as pork shoulder.
  • Flavor: Crockpots allow the flavors of the meat and vegetables to meld together over time. This results in a very flavorful dish.
  • Health benefits: Crockpots can help you to cook healthier meals. Since the meat cooks slowly, it retains more of its nutrients. Additionally, you can use less fat when cooking in a crockpot.

Here are some additional benefits of cooking pork shoulder in a crockpot:

  • Affordability: Pork shoulder is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat.
  • Versatility: Pork shoulder can be used in a variety of dishes, such as pulled pork sandwiches, tacos, and burritos.
  • Freezer-friendly: Leftover pork shoulder can be shredded and frozen for later use. This makes it a great meal preparation option.

Overall, cooking pork shoulder in a crockpot is a convenient, healthy, and affordable way to prepare a delicious meal.

Pork cooked in rum
Pork cooked in rum

With a crockpot, cooking becomes easy instantly- no wasting time. All you have to do is make sure you season the meat correctly and add enough liquid.

Why should you make this recipe?

This recipe is easy to make and produces a flavorful dish. The pork is tender and juicy, and the sauce is flavorful and spicy. The dish is also versatile and can be served with a variety of sides. Here are some reasons why you should make this recipe:

  • It’s easy to make. All you need to do is add the ingredients to a crockpot and let it cook all day.
  • It’s versatile. The pork can be served with a variety of sides, such as rice, beans, vegetables, or bread. It can also be used to make tacos, burritos, or sandwiches.
  • It’s flavorful. The pork is cooked in a flavorful sauce that is made with rum, tomatoes, herbs, and spices.
  • It’s affordable. Pork shoulder is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat.
  • It’s healthy. Pork is a good source of protein and other essential nutrients. It is also low in calories and fat.

If you are looking for a delicious and easy-to-make pork dish, this recipe is a great option.

Notes & Tips

Here are some tips for cooking the spicy pork shoulder with dark rum:

  • Choose the right cut of meat. Pork shoulder is a tough cut of meat, but it is also very flavorful. It is perfect for slow cooking methods, such as braising or roasting. When cooked properly, pork shoulder is tender and juicy.
  • Use a good quality rum. The rum will be infused into the pork, so it is important to choose a rum that you enjoy. A dark rum with a bold flavor, such as Rum Barbancourt, works well in this recipe.
  • Don’t overcook the pork. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Overcooking the pork will make it dry and tough.
  • Let the pork rest before slicing and serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and juicy dish.

Here are some additional tips:

  • If you want a spicier dish, add more cayenne pepper or Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce.
  • If you don’t have Rum Barbancourt, you can substitute another type of dark rum.
  • If you don’t have Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce, you can substitute another type of hot sauce.
  • Serve the pork with your favorite sides, such as rice, beans, and vegetables.

I hope these tips help you to cook a delicious and spicy pork shoulder with dark rum!

This spicy pork shoulder with dark rum recipe is a delicious and easy way to impress your guests. The pork is tender and flavorful, and the dark rum adds a depth of flavor that is simply irresistible. This dish is perfect for a special occasion or simply a weeknight meal.

Pork cooked in rum

Simple Spicy Pork Shoulder cooked with Rum and in a Crockpot

Simple, but yet delicious, Delicious and Spicy Pork Shoulder cooked in rum spices and tomatoes. The perfect dish for entertaining.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 8
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Place the pork shoulder inside the crockpot. Add all ingredients, cover with lid, and cook for 4 – 5 hours on high depending on your crockpot.
  • Remove from liquid, place on a serving platter. Make a creole sauce with remaining liquid and serve with meat.

Notes

Here are some tips for cooking the spicy pork shoulder with dark rum:
  • Choose the right cut of meat. Pork shoulder is a tough cut of meat, but it is also very flavorful. It is perfect for slow cooking methods, such as braising or roasting. When cooked properly, pork shoulder is tender and juicy.
  • Use a good quality rum. The rum will be infused into the pork, so it is important to choose a rum that you enjoy. A dark rum with a bold flavor, such as Rum Barbancourt, works well in this recipe.
  • Don’t overcook the pork. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Overcooking the pork will make it dry and tough.
  • Let the pork rest before slicing and serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and juicy dish.
Here are some additional tips:
  • If you want a spicier dish, add more cayenne pepper or Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce.
  • If you don’t have Rum Barbancourt, you can substitute another type of dark rum.
  • If you don’t have Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce, you can substitute another type of hot sauce.
  • Serve the pork with your favorite sides, such as rice, beans, and vegetables.
I hope these tips help you to cook a delicious and spicy pork shoulder with dark rum!

Nutrition

Serving: 8gramsCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 21gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 954mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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