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    Ham-Style Boston Butt

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    9 hrs 30 mins

    8 hrs

    1 hr 30 mins

    DrGaellon's Note:

    In this recipe, Boston butt (aka pork shoulder) is brined in salt and sugar, then roasted with garlic butter and sweet vermouth to yield a pork roast that's a little like a ham (without the weeks of curing). Adapted from a recipe in _Good Meat_ by Deborah Krasner as published at Serious Eats by Caroline Russock.

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    1. 1
      Bring meat to room temperature and blot dry. Tie into a neat, compact shape with butcher's twine. Place into a lidded vessel big enough for it and the brine.
    2. 2
      Combine salt, sugar and cloves; add just enough hot tap water to dissolve the solids. Pour over roast, then add cold water until covered. Refrigerate 8-24 hours. Before cooking, remove meat from brine, rinse well and blot dry. Season well with salt and pepper, and place in a roasting rack fat side up.
    3. 3
      Slowly melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant but not colored, about 2 minutes. Pour garlic butter over roast and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F Roast meat for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 300°F Baste with vermouth every 20 minutes or so. Meat will need about 20 minutes per pound at 300F, about 1 additional hour, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 150°F Let rest at least 15 minutes before slicing; serve with pan juices.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ham-Style Boston Butt

    Serving Size: 1 (183 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 425.6
    Calories from Fat 268
    Total Fat 29.8 g
    Saturated Fat 11.5 g
    Cholesterol 112.0 mg
    Sodium 7171.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 13.2 g
    Protein 24.4 g

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    sweet vermouth

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