Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork Shoulder

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork Shoulder
Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork Shoulder


  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (5 pound) pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Asian-style fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Mix 5 cloves minced garlic, honey, red pepper, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl; rub onto pork shoulder to coat.
  2. Press Sauté on pressure cooker. Heat oil in the pressure cooker. Cook pork shoulder in hot oil until browned completely, about 5 minutes; add water.
  3. Seal lid on pressure cooker and turn steam valve to sealing. Press Pressure Cook and use Pressure Level to select high. Set cooking time to 90 minutes using the “+” and “-” buttons.
  4. When the cycle completes, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  5. Remove pork to a cutting board to cool slightly before shredding with two forks.
  6. Strain liquid from the pot and skim any fat from the top. Wipe steel pot clean and return to base.
  7. Press Sauté on cooker. Heat remaining tablespoon olive oil in the pot. Cook and stir 4 cloves minced garlic and ginger in hot oil until fragrant, about 2 minutes; add soy sauce, vinegar, fish sauce, and sesame oil. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  8. Stir pork with the sauce; add reserved cooking liquid. 
Mealthy tip:

Keep a few Asian ingredients in your pantry to infuse authentic flavor into a wide variety of recipes. Fish sauce is a fermented condiment that is an incredible flavor enhancer in Asian cuisine. While just a small amount of sesame oil adds distinct and delectable nutty notes to dishes.


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Caro Hodgin says:

I make pork carnitas in my MultiPot all the time, but I wanted to switch it up but still make a slow roasted style pork dish. This totally hit the spot. I served with the mealthy mashed cauliflower.

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Olivia Heath says:

This was delicious, and so tender! I made lettuce wraps with it. It is definitely a recipe I will keep in my normal rotation.