This is a tender, succulent cut with excellent flavour and juiciness. The shoulder contains more collagen and a small amount of marbling. It also contains bone, which the butchery staff on demand can remove.
The shoulder can be roasted whole in the oven with the bone in or without bone and with or without crackling. It’s one of our favourite pork cuts to roast, and many expert cooks swear by pork shoulder to make the ultimate pulled pork.
Butchery staff can be requested to cut boneless shoulder steaks or shoulder chops (which will contain some bone) on demand. These are tasty on the braai, grilled in the oven or fried in a pan.