Boston Butt Pork Roast


Boston butt is a cut of pork that comes from the upper part of the shoulder from the front leg and may contain the blade bone. This pork cut, from the shoulder, combined with the way it is prepared and served, makes it a distinctly American dish. Smoked or barbecued Boston butt is a southern tradition. As a mainstay of Deep South cuisine, particularly in Alabama and Georgia, it is often smoked and sold as a fundraiser on road side stands by charities and local organizations.


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Tasting Notes

Flavors: Sweet
Mouthfeel: Tender texture and moist.
Food complements: Apples, Potatoes, Butter, Fennel, Carrots
Wine complements: White or red
Beverage complements: Beer, Lemonade, Tea, Sparkling water

Preparation and Use

Boston Butt Pork Roast is a roast made with apple juice, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Ideally, this roast should be so tender that it almost falls apart.


History: In pre-revolutionary New England and into the Revolutionary War, some pork cuts (not those highly valued, or "high on the hog," like loin and ham) were packed into casks or barrels (also known as "butts") for storage and shipment. The way the hog shoulder was cut in the Boston area became known in other regions as "Boston butt"



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