Wild Boar Foreshanks
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Frozen / 2 Pieces (1 lb avg) Foreshank
It doesn't get more free range than this. Wild boar meat has a mild, sweet, slightly nutty taste. Both fore and hindshanks are best when braised or slow roasted. Prepare with vegetables and accompany with a gratin for a unique take on a classic Sunday roast.
Just the facts
- Truly wild boar
- Natural diet of grass, roots, nuts, fruits, acorns and grains
- No hormones, no antibiotics
- USDA inspected
- Sold in an uncooked state
- Ships frozen, may thaw in transit
- 2 pieces per pack
- Because of fluctuating availability, we offer fore or hindshanks
- Product of USA
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Take a walk on the wild side of pork. We'll admit that we just like saying “shank.” And when you add wild boar, it has a certain ring. It brings to mind regal feasts on long tables in medieval halls. Nothing says lord or lady of the manor quite like a platter of wild boar shanks.
However you imagine them, the flavor is exquisite. Wild boar is pork-like, but more intense, with darker color and tighter grain.
When you braise meat on the bone, especially a cut like the shank, with all its connective tissue, the result is a dish thick with gelatinous sauce, simply oozing with intense flavor. It takes time and heat to make that miracle of transformation occur, which gives you a few hours to do something else as the house fills with wonderful aromas.
Cooking & Serving
The deeply flavored meat of this cut (from just above the knee joint of a wild boar hind leg) is very lean, high in gelatin and is best prepared using a slow, moist cooking method such as braising. This allows all the connective tissues and marrow to break down and create a thick sauce as it cooks. Be sure to have potatoes or bread to soak up all the delicious juices.