Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Parmesan Honey Pork

I love meals that you can't wait to eat.  You smell them cooking, and it takes everything in your body not to go and taste it all the time while it is cooking.  This is one of those recipes.   Someone wrote as a commentary to the Six Sisters' Stuff recipe that their kids said this recipe smelled like feet while it was cooking, and I couldn't disagree more.  I thought the smell of this recipe was intoxicating. 

Parmesan Honey Pork Shoulder
slightly modified from Six Sisters' Stuff
1 (2-3 pound) boneless pork shoulder/roast
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried basil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

1) Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in slow cooker.
2) In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt; pour over pork.  
3) Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.

On the Six Sisters' Stuff Blog, they continue the recipe on and take the juices out of the crock pot and combine it with cornstarch and water.  I didn't do this, because our sauce was already thick enough in the crock pot.

I loved this recipe, especially with the broccoli cheddar rice we had in it.  The pork was very moist and flavorful.  You can't really taste the cheese, so for all the cheese lovers out there, it doesn't really matter if you increase the amount of cheese, it hides behind the other strong flavors in the dish.  The leftovers were snatched up and eaten the next day, and I think the leftovers tasted even better.  Such an easy meal for such great flavors!


  1. this sounds really nice. Tomorrow's Food on Friday is all about pork. Please do link this in. Cheers

    Ps I am signing on to follow your blog and hope you will follow me back.

  2. Great that you linked this in, Jenna. Do pop back in a while to see what I hope will be a really nice collection of pork dishes. Would love you to follow Carole's Chatter too!