John Martin Taylor
By John Martin Taylor
This oven-roasted pork marries the southern idea of slow cooking with bold Mediterranean flavors taking the place of hickory smoke. The pear relish is the perfect sweet-and-sour condiment for the meat, which can be cooked in advance and reheated.
Preheat the oven to 250°F.
Remove the blade from the shoulder: with the fatty side of the meat down, locate the straight line of the blade.
Slice into the meat with a knife flush against the bone, following its contours. Lift the flesh away from the bone as it is cut fr