Spent some time in Austin this weekend and stopped by Salt and Time, a new butcher shop and salumeria. Since I don't actually live in Austin, I didn't really intend to buy much...but that sort of went out the window. Ended up walking out with a small pork belly, some housemade wild boar sausage, a few slices of Coffee Lomo (coffee cured pork loin), and these two wild boar slayer chops.
Full shot of the chops
a closer shot. They were really lean, but turned out super tender.
Went with the reverse sear. Seasoned with salt and pepper, then indirect as 250 with pecan chunks until internal reached 110ish. Here they are after after the roast and ready for the sear.
90 seconds per side at 650ish
plated up with some mashed sweet potato and sauteed kale, as well as a link of the aformentioned sausage
Nice rare center
If you're in Austin, definitely check out Salt and Time. Fantastic selection of locally-sourced and humanely raised meat. Prices were good too...they even tossed in some curing salt to go with my pork belly.