What is the Pork Boston Butt and where does it come from?
A Pork Boston Butt is an American style cut of pork that is the main part of the shoulder. It consists mainly of two parts; 1st is the Pork Collar 2nd is the blade muscles with the fat still on. The only remaining bone is the Blade Bone. This is because it transfers the heat to the inside of the piece for a more even cook.
What meat do you get from Pork Boston Butt?
The meat you get from the Pork Boston Butt is Pulled Pork or shredded pork. This is a fibrous textured meat that has amazing flavour & is very moist. It has extra sauce added at the finish to mix into the meat before serving.
How do you cook a Pork Boston Butt?
Low & slow is the short answer because the coarse nature of the shoulder meat achieves far better results using this method. Most people will cook this on the Barbeque after the outside has been scored & rubbed up with a special seasoning. This piece would average around 10 hours on the BBQ, & deliver superb smokey flavoured meat.