Count on this cubed wild boar shoulder meat to deliver a rich, complex taste for your next grilled meal or ragout.
Lean and full flavored, D'Artagnan free-range wild boar bears little resemblance to traditional domesticated pork.
First of all, our wild boars are actually wild. Humanely cage trapped in Texas then brought to USDA-inspected processing plants, where they are thoroughly examined. The wild boars take foraging seriously. They eat greens, native roots, acorns, and pretty much any agricultural crop they can access. As a result, farmers and ranchers in Texas are fully supportive of the law that encourages hunters and trappers to cut down on the population of these nuisance hogs. This works to your advantage, because even in a state as large as Texas, they can’t eat all the wild boar!
Robust enough to stand up to a strong red wine, as well as sauces and rubs, wild boar meat offers a distinctive taste—lean, and pork-like, but more intense, with darker color and tighter grain. Their wild-foraged diet contributes to the unique flavor.
Simply marinate lightly with a balsamic vinaigrette and skewer with sweet peppers, porcini mushrooms, and Vidalia onions for an incredible, easy- to-prepare grilled feast. Also makes a lovely replacement for the other white meat in pork stews, soups or chili.
"This simple, hearty stew serves up a crowd-pleasing meal, perfect for a chilly fall evening. Its rich, earthy flavors are delicately enhanced by the accompaniment of sautéed fresh organic mushrooms. "