Sunday Supper: Garlic and Spice-Rubbed Pork Shoulder With Whipped Cauliflower

Sunday Supper

Cooking projects for people who'd like nothing more than to spend a sunday afternoon surrounded by the wonderful aromas of the kitchen.

Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


Fall-apart pork shoulder, cooked for seven hours, is fine accompaniment to airy, whipped cauliflower. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

When cooked slow and low, economical fennel-, coriander-, and rosemary-rubbed pork shoulder turn unctuous. While it's true that the pork may be cooked at a higher temperature for a shorter amount of time, the results just aren't the same.

Feel free to swap this spice rub for your favorite combination. Really, anything goes, especially alongside simple, fluffy cauliflower. This oft-overlooked vegetable is a blank canvas for flavors and the perfect stand-in for potatoes. With the addition of sour cream and cream cheese, it also has a bit of tang. Remember, though, that blending the cauliflower makes all the difference. Mashed cauliflower is good, too, but you won't achieve the same consistency.

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