Pork butt, also known as pork shoulder, is a cut of pork that comes from the upper part of the shoulder of the pig. Despite its name, pork butt does not come from the rear of the pig. It is a tough, fatty cut of meat that benefits from long, slow cooking methods, such as braising, roasting, or smoking.
Pork butt is a popular cut of meat for barbecue and pulled pork dishes, as the slow cooking helps to break down the tough connective tissue and render the fat, resulting in tender, juicy meat with a rich, smoky flavor. It can also be used in a variety of other dishes, such as stews, soups, and chili.
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