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Loblaws New York Pork Shoulder?

aveivy Jan 19, 2009 06:42 AM

My local Loblaws is selling something called a "New York Pork Shoulder" for about a buck a pound. The cut is massive, with most pieces they've got around 14 pounds. I'm thinking of getting one to smoke, but I can't find a definition anywhere, and I'd like to understand exactly what it is before making the investment (money and time).

Anyone tried this or know how it's different from a Boston Butt?

  1. OnDaGo Jan 19, 2009 07:30 AM

    If I had to guess I would say one is from the front and the other the rear :-)

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    1. re: OnDaGo
      janniecooks Jan 23, 2009 03:21 AM

      Despite the name, boston butt comes from the front of the animal. It's just another name for shoulder.

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      CoffeeAddict416 Jan 19, 2009 07:39 AM

      google revealed 9 hits on that phrase. Maybe it's a marketing term?

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      1. re: CoffeeAddict416
        Danybear Jan 22, 2009 06:02 PM

        call Loblaws Customer Infomration 1-800-296-2332, the ladies who answer the phone are surprising helpful.

      2. Davwud Jan 23, 2009 03:30 AM

        I may be wrong but I think it's an uncured ham.

        Either way, I'd pick it up and give it the smoke. It'll still taste great.


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          middydd Jan 23, 2009 07:29 PM

          I roasted one last week, it was much more like a leg cut than a Boston Butt. The fat was more covering the meat's surface like a leg cut, it wasn't as marbled throughout as a Boston Butt would be. It was wider than most leg cuts so I thought it might be the cut between the leg and shoulder/butt, kind of an intermediate between the two.

          It was very tender and had a really good old-fashioned pork taste. I'd definitely buy that cut again, especially at that great price.

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          1. re: middydd
            chefjohnpaul Jan 20, 2011 01:01 PM

            The New York shoulder is the butt and the picnic together- it is the entire shoulder without being divided into the two common breaks.

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