Hi. I am a hit and miss cook, just for at home. I need recipes to cook from. There is a sale at a nearby market for pork shoulder picnic roast for 67 cents per pound, only I don't know how to cook it. Is this basically a ham? Before I buy it, I need to know if I can cook it and how, and what seasonings and how much to use. Does anybody have any advice? Thanks..
recipe for pork shoulder picnic roast
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You'll find a number of opinions and techniques in this thread from last year:
Like Mary, I usually do a long, slow smoke. Sometimes, though, I do it in the oven, 325 F for 2 - 3 hours. I'll sear it in a large oven proof pot, season with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Sometimes I pour a jar of salsa verde over it, sometimes throw in a small can of chipotles in sauce before putting it in the oven.
Every once in a while I cube it up and spend some time making chili verde from scratch, roasting chilis, tomatillos, etc. It is definitely a versatile, tasty cut. It is like raw, uncured ham, but from the front leg instead of the back leg.And 67 cents a pound is a great price!