Hand of Pork is a cut from the lower part of the shoulder, without the shoulder blade, and is sometimes called 'shoulder on the bone'. The inclusion of the bone gives an additional depth of flavour. It is most suited to slow cooking, usually slow roasting, but it can also be braised or simmered. This inexpensive joint is ideal for pulled pork and can give meltingly tender meat with excellent flavour after long, slow cooking. It is difficult to carve, so cooking until it falls off the bone saves a lot of effort.
If a recipe mentions 'hand and spring of pork', the 'spring' part is the knuckle section of the shoulder joint which is not present in this particular cut.
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Cooking / Recipes
For a selection of hand of pork (pork shoulder) recipes, try the BBC Good Food Pork Shoulder recipes page.
For a true slow roasted pork shoulder recipe, try Jamie Oliver's 6-Hour Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder.