Boston but real name?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by stircrazy, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Ok, so I am asuming the name boston but is a reagional name or nick name, can some one tell me what the real meat cut name is as I have never even heard of a boston but till I started comming here.

  2. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pork shoulder or pork shoulder blade roast is what you're looking for.

    I had the same confusion when I started.[​IMG]

    Here is some info on the history if you're interested.

  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmm They are labled as "Boston Butt" here, but then again we speak a little slower and with a drawl. ;)
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was just the yankees up north were confused with the looks of the meat and started to calling them Boston Butts. Heck I don't know but it sounded good.
  6. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Dang them Yankees. LOL

    Just for the record WV is just below the Mason-Dixon Line.
  7. smokin dad

    smokin dad Fire Starter

    Have seen them both ways here in Cincy, chain store shows pork shoulder... independent lists as boston butt
  8. ya, it has been a bit confusing as about 2 years ago they renamed most of the pork cuts up here to make them sound better, no more pork but steaks, I think they are sirloins now. but I have never seen boston but so I wasn't sure if it was cured or something haha.

    I picked up some pork shoulder for 0.88/lb cdn the other day so I wanted to make sure it was the right stuff befor I haul the grinder out.

  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  11. ha, I know what was screwing me up.. what we called a pork but steak, or roast is now caled the sirloin (so just forward of the hind end) so I thought the boston but was the same part.. kind of but wrong end of the sow. [​IMG]

  12. I used to call it... "I'll take a number 3 with jo-jo potatos"

    Thank God I have my own smoker and I can call it whatever I want now!

    I know that wasnt part of the real question of the thread, but you know what I mean.
  13. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Down here we spell it with two t's :)

    I'm just saying...
  14. bright scouter

    bright scouter Fire Starter

    But, but, oh never mind.[​IMG]
  15. phil brown

    phil brown Fire Starter

    I had a conversation about this with the cashier at Sam's the other night. I was able to explain what it really was, but was clueless about the name. Good info, guys. [​IMG]

    You know, when I was explaining cuts to that cashier, I was using my own anatomy for reference - in hindsight, it seems kinda weird. Do I think of people as meat? Beware me in a plane crash scenario! [​IMG]
  16. hmmm so do we, never said I was awake when I type [​IMG]

  17. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea is boston butt here too or pork sholder.....same thing.
    We always used them for sausage .....when we butchered hogs.... that and good trimmings.....

    Grad dad always said ,,,,"If you dont make your own sausage ya dont know what your eatting".

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