Pork Shoulder with Pineapple and Sesame Broccoli

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1½–2-pound skinless, boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt) or 4 pork blade chops
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1½ pounds Smith's Farm's broccoli
  • 3 small shallots, thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ small pineapple, peeled, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions:

  1. Place a roasting pan in oven; preheat to 450°. Cut shoulder into four 1"-thick steaks; season with salt. Whisk ginger, garlic, 1 Tbsp. vinegar, and 1 Tbsp. soy sauce in a small bowl. Set both aside.

  2. Remove stalk from broccoli. Peel, trim, and slice into ¼"-thick planks. Divide broccoli into large florets. Blanch stems and florets in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until bright green, about 10 seconds. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet; let cool. Pat dry and toss in a medium bowl with shallots, olive oil, and sesame seeds; season with salt.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high. Cook reserved pork, undisturbed, until deep golden brown underneath, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 135°–140° for medium, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes.

  4. Pour off fat from skillet and cook pineapple, tossing often and adding a splash or so of water if needed to keep mixture saucy, until slightly softened and browned in spots, about 3 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp. butter along with any pork juices on cutting board; toss until sauce is glossy and emulsified. Stir in remaining 2 tsp. vinegar and soy sauce. Season with salt.

  5. Meanwhile, transfer broccoli mixture to hot roasting pan. Roast until lightly browned but still crisp-tender, 8–10 minutes. Add to reserved dressing and toss to coat; season with salt. Serve pork with pineapple and broccoli.

     

    A special thank you to https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/pork-shoulder-with-pineapple-and-sesame-broccoli for this delicious recipe!