Ignore the negative reviews!
I don't normally do reviews but felt I had to after reading some of the negative reviews on her, It's pork shoulder which is one of the cheapest cuts of meat on a pig. It's a very fatty piece of meat which requires slow and low cooking to get the best from it, if you blast it on a high heat for the first 30 minutes you'll still get good crackling, I usually cook a 2kg joint for around 6 hours at 130.c and all of the fat melts away and flavours the meat which then falls apart with a couple of forks. It makes excellent pulled pork for brioche buns as well as a great roast. If you want slightly pink sliced pork then I suggest you put your hands a bit deeper into your pocket and buy a pork loin joint.
Not buying again
Although on offer this meat was still poor quality and full of grissle. It was so tough in places i could not even pierce it with a fork. The skin was so tough you couldnt even score it. A total waste of money to be honest. Very disappointed in Tesco and theiir quality control. Maybe this would be ok if it was in some sort of pork casserole but other than that dont waste your time and money.
well worth the money
great joint, served 5 not 9! although it was a good dinner. Did not make crackling, cut fat off after cooking but before slicing, and it then became a good joint. Buying again this week to see if the meat is as good the second time.
This is really good, I've got crackling out of it every time (salt it, oil it then 200 for 30 minutes then 160 for 90 minutes). It's also terrific cold and in a sandwich with a little mustard and as a Brucey Bonus the dog loves it too.
Best pork joint for some time
excellent value for money. Used for roast family meal at weekend. roasted beautifully produced very tender meat and very flavouresome. Cuts well cold as well. Best pork joint for some time.
Fab but won’t serve the advertised no. of people
Fab. And that’s from someone who doesn’t like roast pork! Even the crackling was good. Only issue is that to serve nine would be pretty mean; it does two of us twice cut into thick steaks with some wafer thin slices cut off when still frozen for frying. I wouldn’t consider it for more than 6 servings.
Works Great for Char Siu
I bought this to make Chinese barbecue pork. First, I cut the piece into two smaller pieces. Made a crackling with the skin. It works! I shall buy again.
cooked partly in crock pot and in oven lovely pork. will buy again.
More fat than meat for the second time. I will not
More fat than meat for the second time. I will not be buying this again.
Inedible waste of money
Very very fatty all the way through. By the time we had cut the fat out we had hardly any meat left to eat. Never again