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Wild hog

Well, I just put on a front shoulder of a hog I shot a few months ago for my first foray into cooking pork. I'm going with Mickeys turbo recipe and well see how it goes. I shot the pig before my egg and cooked the butt with my buddy and it was crazy tough. Not sure if that's the nature of wild hog vs super market pigs, but well see what the egg can do.

Going for pulled pork tacos tonight if its edible. Pics later
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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 785
    Hey @tamu2009 good luck with this. Wild boar is some of the best eating I've ever had in my life, mostly in the form of sausage. In general wild game will be leaner than farm raised, so that could contribute to the toughness you saw before. I'd also say (in general) wild meats are more variable from animal to animal than most farm raised stuff. It can be very good, but probably needs a little more care. One thought would be to chop up some pork fat (I'm thinking bacon fat) very fine and mix that in to melt during pulling. Never tried that, but if you can slice it small enough to melt it ought to put a little extra moisture back into that baby.

    Good luck, hope it turns out great.

    Cheers -
    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,242
    I was thinking the same thing. Maybe inject with some butter after it comes out of the plateau

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 236
    @black_badger I've always made sausage out of my hogs but thought I'd try and keep the quarters whole this time.

    I got distracted by college lacrosse and somehow the temp got way out of controls and ended up cooking at close to 450-500 for most of it. It cooked in maybe 2 hours and came out worse than the last time.

    Going to scrap it and try a smoked meatloaf tonight.
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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 785
    Damn, that sucks. Sorry to hear it.

    The other thing that determines what we do with wild hog is the size. If we're going to do sausage we'll try to find the biggest old boar we can. If we're going to roast the whole thing we'll look for one between about 75-100#. This big boys can be tough from the start (but they're great for sausage).

    Cheers -
    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 4,430
    Distracted by college lacrosse?  I only watch the pros myself.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • On the list of all the things in this world I have to get distracted by, College Lacrosse is nowhere to be found :))

    Sorry bout the pig man. Whole wild hog is really hard to get right. just depends on what they eat. If the place you got him is a deer lease and they can eat the corn, they are pretty good. When they have to scrap, they can be pretty nasty



  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,242
    Box lacrosse or field?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Egghead_DaronEgghead_Daron Posts: 620
    I had no idea that there was more than one kind of lacrosse.
    LBGE and recently added SBGE
    Columbus IN
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,242
    Yes, lacrosse is our national sport. I think you guys get more field stuff specially in college. Box is played in hockey rinks after they take the ice out. Much more vicious game than hockey.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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