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.