Cook's Kitchen

Pork Shoulder Picnic

Cook's bone-in smoked picnics are fully cooked and ready to eat, or you may heat them using the following directions.

If frozen, thaw in refrigerator for 1 to 2 days before heating.

Whole

Oven:

Heat oven to 325°F. Remove all packaging materials. Place picnic on rack in shallow roasting pan (FAT SIDE UP). Add 1 cup water to pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Heat 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

Slow Cooker:

Remove all packaging materials. Place picnic in 4– to 6–quart slow cooker; add 1 cup water, apple cider or orange juice to pot. Cover and heat on Low 6 to 7 hours (High: 3 – 4 hours).

Stovetop:

Remove all packaging materials. Place picnic in large stockpot; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours until heated through.

Picnic Half

Oven:

Heat oven to 325°F. Remove all packaging materials including clear "button" on bone of picnic. Place picnic on rack in shallow roasting pan (FLAT/FACE SIDE DOWN). Add 1 cup water to pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Heat 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

Slow Cooker:

Remove all packaging materials including clear "button" on bone of picnic. Place picnic in 3 1/2– to 5–quart slow cooker; add 1 cup water, apple cider or orange juice to pot. Cover and heat on Low 6 to 7 hours (High: 3 – 4 hours).

Stovetop:

Remove all packaging materials including clear "button" on bone of picnic. Place picnic in large stockpot; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours until heated through.

Sliced Picnic Half

Try serving Picnic Steaks for breakfast with eggs, or grill and serve for dinner with sweet potatoes. Both the large Picnic End and Steaks are the perfect size for seasoning soups, beans or greens — and there is enough meat on the bone to cut off and add to the dish before serving.

Heating Steaks

Stovetop:

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add picnic steaks to skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side until heated through.

Grill:

Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium. Grill picnic steaks 3 to 4 minutes per side until heated through.