Vietnamese Inspired, Orange Ginger Glazed Pork Shoulder

by Ian Wickman


Vietnamese Inspired, Orange Ginger Glazed Pork Shoulder

This super succulent, over the top sous-vide pork, with a mouthwatering orange ginger glaze is perfect for sharing... or just eating by yourself in a corner where no-one can find you!
Keyword glazed pork shoulder, orange ginger glazed pork shoulder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ian Wickman


Vietnamese Inspired Marinated Pork

  • 1 each bone-in pork shoulder, 3-4 lbs
  • 3 tbsp tamari (or regular soy sauce if gluten isn't an issue!)
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 each cloves garlic, minced

Orange Ginger Glaze

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated ginger (doesn't need to be packed down)


  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped (optional)


Vietnamese Inspired Marinated Pork

  • Combine tamari, fish sauce, water, olive oil, and minced garlic in a bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  • Place pork shoulder in a sous-vide vacuum bag or airtight container with a lid.
  • Marinate 2 hours or up to overnight (super depth of flavor).

Sous-Vide Pork Shoulder (possibly could use a slow cooker but haven't tried that yet...)

  • Choose your temperature and get your water up to temperature. Place pork and marinade in a  sous-vide bag and let it go for 8 hours. Potentially you could use a slow cooker for this but I haven't tried that yet so YMMV...

Orange Ginger Glaze

  • Towards the end of your sous-vide time start the glaze.
  • Combine orange juice, brown sugar, and ginger in a medium pan and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, stir to make sure sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes until reduce by 1/2 - 2/3 or so and glaze is getting fairly thick.


  • Get your grill nice and hot, high heat sear coming up.
  • Once your pork is done with the sous-vide cook transfer to the hot grill with glaze ready.
  • Sear one side about 2 minutes to get some browning and a little char. Flip apply some glaze while the other side sears another minute or 2. Flip again and apply some glaze (reserving some for the finished pork). Flip again and give each side, now glazed, about 30 seconds to work on the glaze. Remove from the grill and let sit for 10 minutes or so.
  • Slice thin, serve by itself or over some rice. Drizzle a little more of the reserved glaze over and sprinkle with cilantro!


I have shied away from using my sous-vide for recipes so far because not everyone has one... but I just can't help it for this amazing orange ginger glazed pork!

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Elyse August 27, 2018 - 11:47 pm

Would you be able to say what you set your sous vide for and how long you let it cook at that temperature?

Ian Wickman August 28, 2018 - 2:51 am

For sure, everyone is different and has preferences for how cooked their meat is, but I did mine at 140 degrees for 8 hours.


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