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Old 08-16-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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Picnic pork roast

I bought a picnic pork roast, this might be a silly question but
is this cut the same as the butt roast? I have not taken it out of the
package yet, before I do I wanted to be prepared on how I was going to
cook it. I searched and really did not find a definate answer.

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Old 08-16-2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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I think it's the ham, which is the rear leg of the hog. It is often referred to as a fresh ham (not cured).

The (Boston) butt is the front shoulder of the hog.
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Old 08-16-2006, 02:18 PM   #3
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Here is a very informative site for information on different pork (pig) cuts of meat. I can never remember where all the non-descriptive named cuts come from without relating it to a picture.

http://www.askthemeatman.com/hog_cut...tive_chart.htm
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Old 08-16-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
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OOPS!

I was wrong. The picnic is at the front end of the animal.

Thanks for the info Aurora.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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Yep, Andy. I believe picnic and "shoulder" (what we cook) are the same thing.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:21 PM   #6
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That's a pretty good chart on the link Aurora posted. Sometimes the picnic roasts are available in the market I go to when the butt isn't. I braise them slowly for a few hours, then pull the meat.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:36 PM   #7
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The "picnic" is the lower part of the shoulder (butt) and is perfect for making pulled pork BBQ or any long braise dish. It is not a high heat roasting cut.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:51 PM   #8
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thanks

Thanks for your help I think I will smoke it then.
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