Picnic shoulder is a cut of pork that comes from the shoulder area of the pig. Since the "shoulder" of a pig is a leg and pigs walk on all four legs, the picnic shoulder is a cut with muscles that get a lot of work. All that work of walking around gives the shoulder a lot of flavours; it also gives that cut what could be called a lot of texture.
Without proper cooking, it can be tough, but the right cooking method will bring out its fabulous flavour in the most tender of ways. Like pork butt, picnic shoulder benefits from long and slow cooking. In addition to slicing, it is great to cut up and use as stew meat and in chilis. Picnic shoulder can also be cooked whole and then served sliced, almost like ham. Keep it covered and moist while it cooks for the best results. Serve it warm, at room temperature, or chilled for a picnic.
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