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catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

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catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby apsynt » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:30 pm

My plan today was to finish off the new still, but as every morning after my coffee, I took a walk to check the hog trap and I found 9!! pigs in it

As there are so many I am at a loss as what to do with them all...most likely will just take the shoats and feed momma to the vultures(they are officially a pest here and even have a price on their heads from local conservation authorities)

Any and all good boar recipes would be muchly appreciated
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby Dan P. » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:51 pm

Is Big Worm still around?
I remember him being the meat guy.
Years ago I remember eating a killer brezaola type thing made of wild boar. Probably the best thing to do with them as they are quite lean and tough.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby dad300 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:17 pm

Butchers around Southern U.S. will add domestic pork fat and other meat to them and make sausage.

When in doubt...make sausage.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby punkin » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:21 pm

Had a lasgana last night for tea that was made from 2/3rd wild sow meat and 1/3rd fatty domestic pork and pork fat.

Tea Riffic. :rkn:

Put it all through the mincer with some pork fat, bag and freeze lasts for months and months.

Some salami would be an excellent idea if you have a starter and somewhere to incubate.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby Rebel_Yell » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:46 pm

Castrate the males and put all shoats on feed for a period. Worm them. Cook whole pig in ground very often when mood strikes. Shoot the sow and bbq asap.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby apsynt » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:17 pm

Thanks you lot, I'll probably go in the direction of sausage with majority, tomorrow I might roast or braise one. They are really lean. Took the whole day to clean them :beer:

Punkin, that lasagne sounds great!
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby Smaug » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:33 pm

cook low and slow
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby rockchucker22 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:42 pm

If you have enough people I would deep pit it.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby apsynt » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:07 pm

Deep pit?
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby halfbaked » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:07 pm

Salt cured 1/2 and sugar cure the other half of the hams for the hind legs cut the tenderloins out and can them in your glass jars you use for shine. The ribs smoke them the rest grind for sausage and be heavy on the fat and cook all in patties and cover with fat and can them also for hard times. After you get that done send it all to me. I am so jealous.

Pit it sounds wonderful also.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby rockchucker22 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:06 pm

apsynt wrote:Deep pit?

I made a 4'x4' hole in the ground then put fire mortar and fire brick, made a metal lid. I start a fire in several days prior to cooling , then early the day your going to feast you wrap up the pig with 3 good layers of tinfoil, the more layers the better, then soak burlap and add 2 layers of that, next wrap it up with chicken wire, make a wire handle and drop the pig right on the coals. Cover then shovel a good 6" of dirt on top. I like to then hose that down and look for air leaks, place more dirt until it's all air tight. Leave it alone for a good 12-18 hours depending on the size and how good your bed of coals are. When you take it out the meat will fall off the bone. I'm drooling thinking about it.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby zedzedtop » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:19 pm

Or whole hog southern bbq, but I guess they aren't fatty enough.
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby apsynt » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:43 pm

They are all really lean, hardly an ounce of fat on them. I will smoke the ribs tomorrow, curing in sugar sounds interesting, I will have to look into that!

Rockchucker, that sounds delicious, but problem with that is that in these parts you need a jackhammer, or dynamite, if you want to dig down more than 3" into the ground:/
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Re: catch of the day! wild pigs and what to do with them

Postby apsynt » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:07 am

Quartered, well salted and spiced, 5 hours in a crockpot with onions and and a bottle of ale at 130°c, then wrapped in foil and finished off in a smoker for 45 minutes at high heat... delicious and surprisingly juicy!
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