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Pork shoulder but no skin....what to do?

Okay, so I want to fix Matilda, Maple & Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin but, alas, I cannot find a pork shoulder with skin in the city unless I special order it. Has anyone tried this recipe without the skin? Do you need to do anything different?

asked by galsmu over 5 years ago

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added over 5 years ago

I hate to say this, but I would do the special order.

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added over 5 years ago

drape the shoulder with overlapping slices of bacon.

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added over 5 years ago

Would you put the bacon on right at the beginning of the slow roast?
If so, would you put the paste over top of the bacon?

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added over 5 years ago

I'm not familiar enough with this recipe to make a suggestion, but I've made Momofuku's Bo Ssam with a skinless pork shoulder (the recipe calls for a shoulder with skin) and it's been great. The high heat at the end of the long, slow roast lacquers the meet and provides it with that lovely, crackly top. I'm sure you could make this recipe without the skin, or go with Le Bec Fin's suggestion of creating a skin with bacon.

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added over 5 years ago

You can make carnitas or pulled pork

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