Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


What is a 'Picnic Roast', you may wonder? Usually it is a cut of pork from the shoulder area. The shoulder area is divided into the 'Boston Butt' and the 'Picnic" The Boston Butt is the most common cut used in competition. The Picnic is triangular shaped and has a large bone. Both of these cuts are layered with fat and perfect for low and slow cooking. The Picnic cut is inexpensive and with the proper cooking techniques can taste like a million dollars.
  We had one of the first rains of the season. We have a covered patio so firing up the smoker was not a problem. In fact the smells that emitted from the smoker was intoxicating with comforting aromas of cooking pork. This particular roast spent 10 hours in the smoker. I did not even monitor the temperature. I pulled it 1/2 an hour before dinner time. What a treat this roast was. We love transforming a inexpensive cut of pork into a wonderful meal. In fact it will be several meals. Oh my!


Big Dude said...

That is a fine looking hunk of meat.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, It is huge. We have a lot of leftovers for more great meals.

Chris said...

Nice! We like doing picnics just like this and sometimes like pibil, either way tastes great. I still slightly prefer butts for BBQ just because they have more yield and easier to process. But the picnics give you that great bone for stock making.