How to Cook a Whole Pork Shoulder in a Pressure Cooker
The question on many people’s lips is how to cook a whole pork tenderloin in an instant pot. People have been cooking meats in this manner for years, but the newer methods and techniques really open up the door to a great way of cooking pork. It used to be a very difficult task to pull a roast out of the oven and into the slow cooker, but now it is very doable. You really need to start with a good base of quality cuts of meat that are ready to roast. Start with a roast that has a little more fat on it than you might want, but not so much that it will be too difficult to cut through.
Also, I like to roast on the side. This allows you to get some of the fat on the outside while still keeping some of the juice inside. If you don’t have enough fat, but you want it thick, you can use applesauce or rendered chicken fat as a topping. The nice thing about using any fat is that it seals in the juices, making it juicier.
Next, you will want to remove the roast from the oven.
Using a meat thermometer, check the internal temperature to make sure it is at the right level. In case it needs to rise, add a little bit of extra olive oil. Now, you can cut the thin rubbery outer skin off the tenderloin. You will probably need to make six or seven slits down the roast’s side for this purpose.
Use a fork to take the meat out of the oven, but make sure you do not touch the coals or they will burn. To make sure the roast doesn’t stick, put it in an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet and let it roast in the oven for about an hour. Once it’s done, remove it from the foil and allow it to rest for a few minutes.
How to cook a whole pork tenderloin in a pot takes a bit of practice, but it’s really not that difficult.
If you are comfortable cooking it in an oven, then you should follow these steps. First, make sure your pot’s heat is low. Add the meat and brown it in the oven until it is done. It will be done through the internal temperature of your meat if you brown it evenly.
Now, for how to cook a whole pork tenderloin in a pressure cooker. Place the whole roast in the pot’s bottom and turn on the cooker’s lid. Add about a half cup of low-sodium vegetable stock and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce the flame until it’s only about a half-turn away from full. Use this time to flip the roast over so it cooks evenly on the opposite side. Once it’s done, remove it from the pressure cooker and let it cool down to room temperature.
The final step in how to cook a whole pork shoulder in a pressure cooker is to slice the roast into thin slices.
This will ensure your meat has enough liquid to stay moist while it bakes. Place each slice in a large plastic Ziploc bag and then freeze them until ready to use. After that, just defrost in the bag and pull out your slices.
The easiest part about how to cook a whole pork shoulder in a pressure cooker is the chopping. If you have a cleaver, use it! Otherwise, try using the scissors on a butter knife. Don’t forget the salt when you’re cutting it, too. It will save you a lot of hassle in the end.