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Feb 24, 2010 01:44 PM

What to do with kurobuta pork shoulder?

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

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      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.

    2. 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.