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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Corned Pork Shoulder
Now most folks have had corned beef, and they know just how special this this cured meat can be. Well here's a super special treat for you to try. This is a corned pork shoulder. The shoulder of pork is an outstanding buy, very economical. I buy them on sale for .89 cents a pound. The shoulder is then boned out, skin removed and the solid portion is trimmed of excess fat, as seen in the first photo. I then make a brine, consisting of salt, and various seasonings. The piece of pork shoulder is placed in the brine, put into the refrigerator and allowed to cure for five days.
It is then placed into a large pot and simmered for a couple of hours. Potatoes and carrots are added and allowed to continue to cook until done.
Finished product ready for slicing.
So very tender, a knife is really not necessary. We have it with the veggies for one meal and the the best way to enjoy it is next.
A pig sandwich. My favorite way to enjoy this cured product. A sandwich with corned pork, and a sprinkle of hot pepper on Italian bread....cheese, mustard, cole slaw, fried peppers are among the other toppings you can enjoy. By the way this is my breakfast.