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Offline NoseWarmer

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Cooking Wild Boar
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:39:46 PM »
So Wild Boar will be a new one for me to try.

I have searched around and it has been said that the meat is darker and leaner than domestic pork and has a sweet nutty taste.

So my question is, how to cook it and how it tastes.

Please help...
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Re: Cooking Wild Boar
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 05:01:46 AM »
My first wild pig was great.  The second was inedible. And so it went. 
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Re: Cooking Wild Boar
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 08:15:23 AM »

  I've always cooked mine (razorbacks) low and slow just like domestic pig,  they always turned out great,  look up recipes for Italian Porketta or Cuban BBQ pig for seasoning and cooking ideas.
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Re: Cooking Wild Boar
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 09:00:58 AM »
Think crock pot, onions and a slow cook. With a roast, brown first, in a frying pan. Season with salt pepper onion powder and place on a bed of onions. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth, turn it on low, and check it when you get home from work. It should be fork tender.
For pork sandwiches, use a can of Pepsi instead of broth, cook until you can shred it with a fork. Shred it all down, drain liquid, and fill back in with your favorite BBQ sauce; stir and let simmer. Serve on hamburger buns. 
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Re: Cooking Wild Boar
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 06:40:00 PM »
Thanks for the input guys, now I just have to wait for the meat to arrive...

I have been thinking slow in the smoker, maybe some Applewood...
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Re: Cooking Wild Boar
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 07:19:18 PM »
I think you are right NW. Not that I have cooked any wild boar... not sure what that means except Russian. Maybe this stuff is feral. Regardless on the grill/ smoker how could you go wrong? What cuts are you going to cook first? That imo would determine what you do with the grill.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 06:10:23 PM »
I talked with a guy today that told me he marinates his ferel pork in 7up before hot smoking.  :shrug:
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Re: Cooking Wild Boar
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 07:59:15 PM »
I talked with a guy today that told me he marinates his ferel pork in 7up before hot smoking.  :shrug:

Thanks for the info... Still waiting on the meat :)
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Re: Cooking Wild Boar
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 08:32:51 PM »
Just another thought Nosewarmer. Did you read the discussion about hogs? I asked earlier what you meant by wild boar. There's a number of restaurants that have Russian boar on the menu. These are almost universally raised in a domestic situation. As we discussed previously, our old nemesis trichnosis is eliminated from domestic pork... or so they say. In wild, feral animals such is not the case. So use your thermometer accordingly.
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