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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Grind the first 6 spices together to a fine powder with an electric coffee/spice grinder or a mortar and pestle; transfer to a medium bowl. Puree garlic, ginger, scallions, and oil in a food processor or blender; mix into spice mixture. Add brown sugar, orange zest, soy sauce, and vinegar and whisk to combine.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place pork, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Score skin and fat layer with parallel lines 1 inch apart, using a sharp paring knife, then score in opposite direction to create a diamond pattern. Spread marinade all over the pork. Pour about 2 cups water into pan and transfer to oven. Roast 30 minutes, remove pan from oven, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees. Brush pork with pan juices, cover with parchment-lined foil and crimp edges to tightly seal. Roast until extremely fork-tender, about 5 hours more. Transfer pork to a cutting board. Loosely tent with foil and let rest at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour before serving.

  • Meanwhile, pour drippings from roasting pan into a fat separator. Pour defatted drippings (you should have about 2 cups) into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until warmed through. Tear meat into very large chunks and season with salt. Scatter raw peas and pea shoots over pork and serve with sauce and creme fraiche.

Reviews (1)

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
08/06/2013
Great inspiration. We indirect grilled in a foil pan, instead of keeping the oven on all day. Was on grill about 8 hours and came out tender and delish! Pan juices were perfect and the shallot creme fraiche was amazing. I did the shallots in the oven and the house smelled so good! See my pic on Pinterest !