Trimming Bone-In Pork Shoulder

(Pork Butt/ Boston Butt)

Step One

Check for any bone fragments and brush away with damp paper towel or trim off if needed.

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Step Two

Trim away any ‘dangly’ pieces of meat, fat, exposed veins or connective tissue.

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Step Three

Trim the top thick fat cap to approximately 3mm thick. It is best to do this with a sharp filleting knife and when the roast is cold out of the refrigerator.

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Step Four

When trimming try to keep a thin layer of fat covering the meat, without cutting into the flesh too much.

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Step Five

Now your pork shoulder is ready to be seasoned and cooked low and slow for 8 to 10 hours.

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