Also indexed as: Boston Butt, Pork Picnic Arm, Pork
Preparation, uses, and tips
The parasite that causes trichinosis has been virtually eliminated from commercially grown
pork. Thus, it is not necessary to cook pork until it is completely white. Today’s pork
is so lean that overcooking will make it tough.
Grill pork tenderloin
Rub the outside with oil, salt, pepper, and seasonings. Place on the grill above hot coals
and cook on all sides, for a total of about 5 minutes. Brush with a glaze if desired and cook
another 2 minutes on each side. When done, the meat should be pinkish white and reach an
internal temperature of 160°F (70°C). To grill larger roasts (such as Boston butt),
oil the meat and place it away from direct heat in a preheated, covered barbecue. Cook for
about 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F (70°C).
Place the roast fat side up on a baking pan and roast in a 350°F (180°C) oven for
1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 160° (70°C).
Heat a heavy pot over medium-high heat, and add oil to the pan. Brown the roast on all
sides, add cooking liquid and seasonings, and bring to a simmer. Cover and place in a slow
oven—300°F to 325°F (150°C to 170°C)—until the meat is tender,
about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
The tender center loin roast (also called center rib roast) contains bones, which give it a
tasty flavor but make it harder to slice. Your butcher can remove the backbone and transform
this roast into rack of pork or crown roast of pork.
Pork Tenderloin Roast
The pork tenderloin is a completely boneless strip of muscle and is considered the leanest
and most tender pork roast; it is also the most expensive.
Pork Blade Roast
The blade roast, an economical cut, is available either bone-in or boneless, and is lightly
marbled with fat. Pork blade roast is also known as pork loin rib end.
Sometimes called pork shoulder roast, Boston butt is available either boneless or bone-in.
It makes a somewhat fatty but economical roast.
Pork Picnic Arm
Pork picnic arm is a fatty, bony cut, and is often barbecued.
Pork (center loin roast, roasted), 3 oz.
Total Fat: 11.4g
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particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the USDA Recommended Daily Value.
Nutritional information and daily nutritional guidelines may vary in different countries.
Please consult the appropriate organization in your country for specific nutritional values
and the recommended daily guidelines.