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The Instacart guide to shoulder picnic roasts
About shoulder picnic roasts
Also referred to as a picnic roast, the shoulder picnic roast is a cut of pork from — you guessed it — the shoulder of a pig. Since a pig walks on all fours, however, this shoulder is actually the joint of a leg and is quite muscular from the weight that it carries while the pig moves about. This translates to a cut of meat that, when properly cooked, can be incredibly flavorful and tender with a distinct texture and chew.
The anatomy of a pig can be quite confusing, but a good butcher can guide you in the right direction. If you find yourself in the supermarket facing a virtual (yet delicious) word soup of pork choices, it can be helpful to understand that a pork shoulder and a shoulder picnic roast are virtually synonymous, and the naming conventions vary regionally.
It should be noted that the pork butt, also from the pork shoulder, is a cut from a thicker, more marbled end of the shoulder. Shoulder picnic roasts tend to be from a leaner area of the shoulder and are suited to be cooked whole and sliced, while pork butt is often the central player in pulled pork recipes. That said, all three of these cuts can be used interchangeably in a pinch.
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