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salty pork shoulder (picnic ham) - recipe ideas?

kristenmarthabrown Nov 16, 2011 11:40 PM

I had a great picnic ham that was smoked but still needed to be cooked through.
I tried to get all fancy with a salt rub and the the ham is WAY to salty.
what was i THINKING?
I'd like to save it by transforming into some sort of dish (casserole?) .
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    ChiliDude RE: kristenmarthabrown Nov 17, 2011 01:39 AM

    Stew it with potatoes to have the spuds absorb the salt. BTW, ham comes from the hind legs, not the shoulder.

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      cowboyardee RE: ChiliDude Nov 17, 2011 05:34 AM

      I've seen the term 'picnic ham' used before in reference to a smoked pork shoulder. The OP didn't make up or misuse the term.

    2. cowboyardee RE: kristenmarthabrown Nov 17, 2011 05:32 AM

      Chop it into bits and serve it as a taco filling. Or tamale filling. Or on Bahn mi sandwiches. You get the idea - add something pickled and some sort of bread or dough to dilute down the salty effect.

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