It must be cooked before eating! The package directions are clear.
Originally Posted by GrantsKat
am I correrct in assuming that it does not need to be heated? the package says ready to cook and cook to internal temp of 160
Smoking does not always cook the meat. Bacon is a prime example. It's smoked but you wouldn't eat it without cooking.
A Boston Butt is the cut used for pulled pork. Put the butt in a roasting pan and into a 225-250 F oven and let it roast slowly for 12-15 hours
. It will be safe to eat when the internal temperature in the thickest part reaches 160 F as the packaging says. At that temperature, it will be slice-able and tasty. If you continue to cook it to an internal temperature of 190-205 F, it will shred or pull and give you the best pulled pork for sandwiches. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.