Wild Boar Rib Rack, Frenched
Wild boar meat offers a distinctive taste: lean and pork-like, but a bit more intense, with darker color and tighter grain. Not at all meek, our robust boar can stand up to strong flavors.
Use that to your advantage when seasoning this rack of ribs.
You can keep it traditional. Rub with your favorite BBQ spice mix and smoke the rack on the grill. Slice into chops and slather with a homemade sauce (Kansas, Carolina, Texas, or any style you like).
While boar pairs well with bold red wines, a cold beer seems more appropriate somehow. You can’t go wrong with a double IPA or amber lager.
D'Artagnan partners with experienced trappers in Texas to provide the best wild boar on the hoof. Our wild boar is actually wild, and is humanely cage trapped in Texas, and then brought to USDA-inspected plants where it is processed in the same way as farm-raised hogs.
The omnivorous wild boar has a voracious appetite and will eat everything from greens, native roots and acorns to agricultural crops. As you might imagine, they are considered a nuisance by farmers and ranchers.
Because of the growing numbers of wild boar, the law permits year-round hunting of these feral hogs. By using large cages that do not harm the boar, our trapping process allows this game meat to be marketed under the USDA law, which forbids hunted game to be sold.
This means that we can enjoy the primal taste of wild boar without having to do any of the hard work. It just doesn't get any wilder than this.
For basic cooking instructions, Download our Wild Boar Cooking Guide.
Marinate for a few hours to impart flavor and also to boost the moisture content of this lean meat.
Grill at lower temperatures with traditional BBQ accompaniments and serve with a strong ale or full-bodied red wine. Try a maple/chipotle glaze for a southwestern kick.