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Pork alert

Nyleve Jan 17, 2012 06:44 PM

Just thought to mention that Superstore in Peterborough (ugh - I hate that place but somehow ended up there) has whole pork shoulders on sale for 99 cents a lb. I picked up a 20 pounder for $20 - it's gone into the freezer for some future feast. I had to stop myself from buying two of them because I rarely come across such big ones at such a great price.

  1. jayt90 Jan 18, 2012 09:04 AM

    I bought one and cut it in two with a knife and a hacksaw; froze half of it.
    The other half was a delicious pulled pork, barely fitting in my tagine. The yield for half a shoulder was 5 lb pulled meat, and some gelled broth.
    I think all the chains will sell pork shoulders and hams for less than $1/lb in January and February. They all did it last year.

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    1. re: jayt90
      Kagemusha Jan 18, 2012 09:45 AM

      Check out David Chang's Bo Ssam recipe for pork shoulder in last Sunday's NYT--so easy to do, thanks to easy access to Korean ingredients in the GTA. Problem is, my house is full of Korean food haters 8^(


      1. re: Kagemusha
        Nyleve Jan 18, 2012 10:46 AM

        I have it printed out. It's definitely on the list. But I think this 20 lb. shoulder is fated to be pulled pork for some big party or other.

    2. BusterRhino Jan 18, 2012 05:22 PM

      This deal is phenomenal considering wholesale pork this week for manufactures is still around 1.60 a lb...

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        elrik Jan 20, 2012 09:27 AM

        Food Basics had approximately 10lb shoulders on sale at 88c/lb last week. Went in this morning and they have received the discount stickers (my local food basics had at least 40 of them). Got two 10lbers for $4.50 or so each. Utterly ridiculous. My wife was already complaining that I had too many homemade sausages and cuts of meat for smoking in the freezer, but I couldn't turn it down at less than 50c/lb!

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          justsayn Jan 20, 2012 09:41 AM

          LOL - awesome!

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            Nyleve Jan 20, 2012 12:45 PM

            Well that beats my deal even! Enjoy!

            1. re: elrik
              julesrules Jan 21, 2012 05:25 AM

              I swear Food Basics is the last stop on the Legends of Pork tour. My local one doesn't sell Easter Hams before Easter, but about two weeks later they always have nice big bone-in hams for $1/lb.

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