Butt... butt... it's not a pork loin.
December 21, 2011 10:17 PM Subscribe
Can I make a pork roast for Yuletide from a pork shoulder butt?
posted by Wordwoman to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm cooking a Yuletide meal this weekend and my plan is to make a pork roast, which I have never before eaten and never before cooked. I brought a lovely looking pork roast home, but upon inspection of the label I find that it is a boneless pork shoulder butt roast. The internet tells me that this cut is traditionally used for carnitas and pulled pork. This does not bode well for my vision, which was to roast it and slice it and sauce it with a fruited port wine reduction. As I look at recipes, I see that what I'm after is more traditionally made with a pork loin. Is it possible to do this with this cut of meat? If not, is there some other preparation that would be similarly festive? While I'm fine with braising or slow cooking it, I want it to hold together and look nice on the plate. If necessary, I'll throw it in the freezer and go shopping again tomorrow, but I'd rather not. Thoughts?