Spiced-Up Pork Blade Roast, Rotisserie Style

Roasted pork neck
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 105 mins
Total: 115 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
925 Calories
66g Fat
3g Carbs
71g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 925
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66g 85%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 272mg 91%
Sodium 561mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 71g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1033mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pork roast is generally part of the menu for a big winter meal, like Sunday dinners in January in front of a roaring fire. Pork roast can also be cooked to delicious effect on the grill during warmer weather. Long, slow cooking on the rotisserie makes for a juicy, tender roast that's infused with smoky flavor that can't be duplicated in the oven. For barbecue flavor, brush the roast with your favorite barbecue or grill sauce about 10 minutes before it's finished cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1 (4- to 5-pound) pork blade roast

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 12 ounces beer, or apple or orange juice

  • Fresh rosemary, chopped, optional

  • Fresh thyme, chopped, optional

  • Fresh chives, chopped, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Arrange the roast on the rotisserie skewer and heat the grill.

  2. Combine the garlic, paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil.

  3. Rub the pork all over with the spice mixture.

  4. Put the rotisserie on and adjust the heat source so the pork is cooking over indirect heat; try to maintain a temperature of about 325 to 350 F.

  5. Place a disposable aluminum pan under the pork and add the herbs and beer to the pan.

  6. Close the lid of the grill and cook the pork for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the pork registers 145 F on a meat thermometer. 

Serving Suggestions

  • Summertime sides go great with this pork roast grilled to perfection on the rotisserie. Grilled corn on the cob, classic potato salad or potato salad doctored up with bacon bits, and an array of cold pasta salads are all good pairings.

  • Coleslaw is a traditional side with barbecued pork, and it goes well with this roast grilled on the rotisserie as well. Alternatively, add homegrown tomato and cucumber salad with buffalo mozzarella or Caesar salad with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and you have a menu for dining alfresco.

  • Start things off at the cocktail hour with a big pitcher of margaritas or mojitos for a change of pace from the usual wine. A cold dessert like ice cream, sorbet, Key lime, or lemon meringue pie makes a satisfying finale to this dinner.