Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Other White Meat

Today I tried a new recipe for barbecued pulled pork sandwiches. The recipe called for a pork shoulder roast. I bought the wrong thing. I bought a pork should butt roast. The roast that I bought did not pull apart at all! It sat in the slow cooker all day and it was tender but it did not pull apart whatsoever. I had to cut it apart instead of it just breaking apart. A little research here and I found out that there are two different kinds of pork shoulder roasts: arm picnic and Boston blade roast. What I got was shoulder butt sausage...it was even in a casing. So, I learned a little about pork and had a yummy dinner even though I bought the wrong meat. Next time I'll get the right kind. It will be interesting to compare and see which tastes better.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to say that when I try this meal idea that I will remember to obtain the correct roast. Alas, I know myself and I will find myself staring at the meat wondering, "what is what? which one should I buy? which one will be best? Man, why don't they have a 'meat cut' chart???" Unless, of coarse, if I remember to actually write down exactly what a recipe is calling for.