An exotic twist on the classic pork roast.
Remove pork shoulder from refrigerator at least 30 minutes, but not more than 2 hours,
before cooking. Set aside.
Prepare dry rub by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine and rub
the dry rub into all sides of each pork shoulder section, reserving one
tablespoon of the rub for later use. Set the seasoned pork and reserved dry rub
Select the “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot® and add one tablespoon
olive oil once hot. Add seasoned pork and sear on each side, approximately 2-3
minutes per side. (Work in two batches, if necessary). Transfer pork to a plate
and set aside.
Add remaining olive oil, along with celery, carrots, and yellow onion.
Sauté, stirring occasionally, until vegetables start to develop some color and
become fragrant, approximately 4-5 minutes.
Add broth and stir to combine, gently scraping any brown bits off the
bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon in the process. Turn the unit off.
Return pork shoulder to the Instant Pot®. Add bay leaves, rosemary, and
thyme. Sprinkle reserved tablespoon of dry rub on top and stir to combine. Add
lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual”
setting to 50 minutes.
When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 20
minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure, if necessary.
Remove lid and discard the bay leaves and woody stems from the rosemary
and thyme. Transfer the pork roast to a serving platter and cover to keep warm.
With an immersion blender, blend the pan sauces until smooth. You can also transfer to a regular blender. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve pork roast immediately with choice of sides and topped with some of the warm sauce. Enjoy!