Slow cooked pork shoulder with honey and ginger beer

Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 3 hours

Serves 4 people



  • 1 x 1.5-2kg pork shoulder, boneless
  • 400ml ginger beer
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 blood oranges, juice and zest
  • ½ cup honey

Apple chutney

  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 30g butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup fruit chutney


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. 2.
    Place pork shoulder in a deep baking dish, rind side up.
  3. 3.
    Combine the ginger beer, ground ginger, nutmeg, blood orange juice and zest in a large bowl and pour over the pork shoulder.
  4. 4.
    Drizzle the honey over the pork shoulder and cover with a piece of baking paper. Cover dish with a double layer of foil.
  5. 5.
    Fill an oven-proof dish with water and place on the top of the pork shoulder.
  6. 6.
    Place the weighted down pork in the oven and slow cook for 2 ½ - 3 hours, until pork is soft and liquid is syrupy. Rest for 10 minutes.
  7. 7.
    Whilst pork is cooking, melt butter in a small saucepan and sauté diced apples for 2 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and cook stirring for a further 2 minutes.
  8. 8.
    Stir in the fruit chutney and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool prior to serving.
  9. 9.
    To serve, slice the pork into thick slices or squares and serve drizzled with the syrup from the baking dish. Serve with roasted vegetables and apple chutney.

General Information

Pork shoulder is a delicious alternative to pork belly.

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