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Wild boar
Sat 19-Jun-10
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I took delivery of a wild boar piglet last night, 26 kilos. The local butchers will not touch them and so a villager hacked it to pieces, I don't know what his daytime job is but nothing involving attention to detail!

I managed to identify 2 legs but goodness knows what the rest is so I guess casseroles are the best bet.

Any good recipes that would do justice to this little guy??

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Sat 19-Jun-10
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WaveI've cooked wild boar a few times ( brought from Italy) and you are right, you should do a casserole as you may not know how old it is.  You said yours was a piglet though!!!!  Trouble is I can't remember all I put in, but I found this Rick Stein recipe on the BBC website.  It looks similar to what I would have used.  Hope this helps.

(Note from Danny - the raw link was making the topic unreadable for some)

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That looks good, I'll try it once the weather cools down. It is very unusual to find a Rick Stein recipe online, he usually insists you buy his book.

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Envious of you actually getting your hands on a pig, we only ever come across the evidence of them as they dig up our land Steam. If I get my hands on them they are sausagemeat like this.

Sat 19-Jun-10
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We have just invested in post and rail fencing to keep the dogs in and the boar out. They are all around us and got to my morel mushrooms before me so last night I was dreaming of sausages but we cannot get the casings.As this is a muslim country the locals like to kill the boar but do not want to do anything else other than to sell them. Next time I hear of one I will take it "as is" and butcher it myself. Maybe a smoker is the next thing on the very long list of " to does"

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Sat 19-Jun-10
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Ah, yes, the Muslim country comment probably explains why you local butchers will not touch wild boar. Sorry, Sandy, it took a while for that to sink in. I was puzzled by your comment that "local butchers will not touch it".

Same reason wht McDonalds do not operate in India (beef = sacred cows)

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Sun 20-Jun-10
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Danny said:

Same reason wht McDonalds do not operate in India (beef = sacred cows)


 

 

 I have to disabuse you there Danny, my friend Siddhartha of 'Chef at Large' (on the side bar), took his eight year old daughter to McD for her birthday.                             

 

I'll try that again!

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Eh? I had better adjust my knowledgebase in that case. Thanks, TA.

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Wink  I'm not sure what they use for burger meat though. I do know that lamb is not readily available but goat most definitely is.  Sidd lives in New Delhi, a very cosmopolitan city.

I'll try that again!

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Wave I do know that they use no beef or pork and that they cater very much now for vegetarians as many many people in India are vegetarians. I believe they may use chicken as well.

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Well now, this  is what they serve.  Sounds better to me than a Big Mac.

I'll try that again!

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That's fascinating reading, ToffeeApple.

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Yes, I've just been looking at some of the other parts of the site.  Very interesting for me since I've been fascinated by India all my life.

I'll try that again!

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That's fascinating, TA - thanks for posting the link.

I adored the food in India, especially the vegetarian.

The odd thing was that, on my first evening, I ordered a take-away and it was probably the worst I have ever tasted! Restaurants were very good. It was startling to see the cows lying on the pavements. Older people would stroke them briefly in passing.

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We also get the cows lying on the pavements and on the roads, so much so that they are referred to as traffic calmers.  You don't stroke them though although you might just pat them with the cowcatches as you slide by gently in your jeep.  Trouble is, they have horns that they don't use and the only 'indicators' are the brown splodges that appear on the underside of your vehicle...Yell

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