So, having caught and humanely killed your wild boar, what should be the next step? Ideally, the death of the animal should not have been in vain, and the best way to achieve this is by actually eating it. The meat of the wild boar is actually delicious when cooked properly and lends itself to numerous recipes and dishes. Here, we take a look at some tasty ideas.
Wild Boar Stew
The meat of the wild boar has a unique flavour, similar to pork, but with more intensity and has a darker colour. It benefits from a long, slow cooking time, and is therefore ideal for stews. What could be more appetising, after a long day at the hunt, than to come back to a bowl of fragrant, warming stew?
Wild Boar Sausages
As wild boar is naturally lean meat, once minced, it can be a little dry. If you are intending to make sausages from it, it is best to add some minced pork to them, to add some extra fat and to make them tasty and juicy. Encasing them in pork skins will not only add extra flavour, but will also add some much-needed fat, and ensure they retain their shape.
Wild Boar Burgers
The same can be said when making wild boar burgers, and the best cut to use is the loin which won’t be as dry. Various flavourings can be added to the burgers for a unique twist. Some suggestions include blue cheese, apple, shallots, garlic or sage. Obviously, a wild boar is a large animal, and it may be wise to consider freezing any extra portions.
Hopefully, we have given you some mouthwatering ideas as to what to cook with your freshly killed wild boar. As an extra benefit, it is low in cholesterol and high in protein. Delicious and healthy!