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What to do with kurobuta pork shoulder?

Johnny L Feb 24, 2010 01:44 PM

So I was at my local Japanese grocer and I've never cooked with kurobuta (berkshire pork) in general.

I usually use pork shoulder to make cha shu (char siu) but I wonder if there is another good way to use it for dinner?

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: Johnny L Feb 24, 2010 03:07 PM

    My first thought was all the extra fat and marbling should make for some killer carnitas!

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler
      TorontoJo RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 24, 2010 03:27 PM

      Absolutely - carnitas! Lots of threads on carnitas on the board, but here's a great recipe that isn't labeled carnitas, but trust me, it's what you get:


      The recipe calls for country ribs, but I use pork shoulder exclusively for this recipe and it's fantastic.

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      mainecoastchef RE: Johnny L Feb 24, 2010 03:11 PM

      ive been making ramen from the momofuku cookbook and it is heavy on the pork, and the broth is really a good use for good pork.

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