Loblaws New York Pork Shoulder?
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?
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.
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.