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Know Your Cut of Meat: This one ?


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its not David Letterman

 

Deja vu all over again

 

do you know this cur of meat ?

 

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Im fairly good at knowing the various cuts of meat.

 

Ive never seen something lie this in ordinary Butcher cases

 

in my area

 

Im guessing neck   so many small muscles  

 

your take ?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, chileheadmike said:

Looks like a pork blade steak to me. From the shoulder.

That was my very first thought when I saw it. But then I wondered given all those small  muscles. But when I looked it up those muscles are certainly there. 
 

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when I think of Blade   =>

 

I first think of the 7-bone

 

where the meat is easy to see :

 

its just below the scapula  and has tendon down the middle

 

in AnnaN's  pic :

 

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that's the Blade Cut , under the scapula

 

wish they had some pork steaks from the neck

 

in my area to try.

 

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Here's more on the pork shoulder steak. I think depending on how far down the neck the collar comes from, it can almost be the butt.

 

But my guess would be what @Anna N links to. More here...

 

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-make-pork-shoulder-steak-instead-of-beef-article

 

Delicious any way you look at it!

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the problem w the pork shoulder steaks

 

ie Anna_N  ref

 

if that they have the ' 7 ' bone in them

 

ie the scapula

 

the initial pecan the others

 

do not have scapular bone.

 

so what happens to all those PorkNecks ?

 

none marketed as such near me

 

so from The Industry 

 

the majority of necks get ground up

 

possibly for HotDogs.

 

more efficient probably to grind them up

 

rather than take the time to market and ship to butchers.

 

sad   Id lo try one

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I don’t know…. I can get pork neck soup at almost any Korean restaurant. 🤭

Gamjatang is soup made with pork neck bones and vegetables.

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It (the secreto) is such a delicious cut.  Ernesto's, the Basque-ish restaurant up the block, used to slice and grill them as steaks; they're great. Now they appear to be on the menu as cured Mangalista.

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understood.

 

but passing by your local supermarkets

 

Meat Case

 

would you see Pork Neck

\

for sale 

 

in any form?

 

probably not

 

our loss for sure

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1 minute ago, rotuts said:

understood.

 

but passing by your local supermarkets

 

Meat Case

 

would you see Pork Neck

\

for sale 

 

in any form?

I have definitely seen them in the past but  it has been over 15 months now since I’ve been anywhere near a store of any kind. I would suspect they would be readily available in an Asian store though. 

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

 

but passing by your local supermarkets

 If i remember correctly you live in the Boston area and I have seen pork neck in Boston at WF, Wegmann and Stop & Shop (not all the time but quite frequently) and also at butchers like Savenors 

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not in my area just yet

 

a friend said he wanted to go w me to

 

H-Mart  (  the Korean chain ?  )

 

not far awaay

 

Id look for some there and bring home

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15 minutes ago, rotuts said:

not in my area just yet

 

a friend said he wanted to go w me to

 

H-Mart  (  the Korean chain ?  )

 

not far awaay

 

Id look for some there and bring home

Yes I get my pork neck at Korean markets like H-Mart. Great "off-side" on the Weber with a rub  

 

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21 hours ago, rotuts said:

its not David Letterman

 

Deja vu all over again

 

do you know this cur of meat ?

 

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Im fairly good at knowing the various cuts of meat.

 

Ive never seen something lie this in ordinary Butcher cases

 

in my area

 

Im guessing neck   so many small muscles  

 

your take ?

 

 


As onthers suggested, this is a “Nackensteak” or pork neck/collar. It is the quintessential BBQ item in Germany & comes usually marinated to accelerate the cooking time. I couldn’t imagine a BBQ without it (lower one in the middle) ...


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wish I could find outmode on pork collar

 

how is it cut ?   clearly 

 

perpendicular to the next meat

 

back neck ?  front neck ?  

 

hat does the ' slab ' of collar look like ?

 

id there a beef collar , similarly butchered , but from 

 

beef ?

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4 minutes ago, rotuts said:

hat does the ' slab ' of collar look like ?


From this weeks “special offer” section of the REWE supermarket chain. They have good quality meat, and I get most of my produce there ...

 

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@Duvel  

 

that slab seems me to be a muscle ' group '

 

a selection of muscles  that have a defin9ing edge.

 

should you go to this buther

 

consider asking where on the pigs neck 

 

was this hunk from.

 

animals are mirror images 

 

of them selves ( mostly )  

 

from a central plane

 

so this group of muscles 

 

probably has a twin on the other side.

 

if this from the  black neck or the front neck ?

 

thanks

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I think this might help (forget about the equivalent page in English, thats not correct) ...

 

The same cut is available from veal & cow, usually available in Turkish butcher shops. Strangely, most Germans don’t buy this cut in its beef version. I like to use it for stews ...

 

 

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I think one of the issues may well be framed by the question: "does a pig even have a neck?"

 

Alternatively, "when a pig goes out, do it wear a collar?"

 

Maybe the terms pork collar, secreto in Spain, etc. etc. are all just fancier ways to call that topmost portion or frontmost portion of the shoulder?

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Jeffrey was my butcher for many years. His butcher shop, started by his grandfather almost 100 years ago on Orchard St., closed in 2011, after the recession and perhaps too much gentrification.

 

He was a character, beloved by all - he would often give people free food if they couldn't afford to eat. He sadly passed away in 2016. Here he is, butchering a pig...

 

 

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