Published January 2, 2008. Web Exclusive.
Serves 6 to 8
A piece of boneless Boston butt is easy to trim and cut into cubes. However, a bone-in picnic roast will also work nicely. In addition to the bone, a picnic roast typically is covered with skin and a thick layer of fat. When trimmed, a 5-pound picnic roast will yield the same amount of meat (about 2 3/4 pounds) as a 3-pound Boston butt. Premeasuring the flour with the spices makes it easy to add them to the pot. Although vindaloo is not fiery, it is spicy and is therefore best served over rice to help temper the intensity of flavors. Aromatic basmati rice is particularly good. (See related content for more information on basmati rice.)