Wild-Caught Wild Boar
Wild Boar Boneless Shoulder
4 individually vacuum sealed shoulders, approximately 4 lbs. each (about 16 lbs.)
Wild Boar boneless shoulder has a sweet and nutty flavor and is perfect for hearty, slow-cooked meals. Try using wild boar shoulders instead of conventional pork shoulders for braising dishes.
Food & Wine Magazine has called our wild boar “the ultimate sustainable meat” – read the full article. Unlike much of the Wild Boar on the market, ours isn’t farm-raised—it’s truly wild, trapped in the Texas Hill Country.
The wildness of true Wild Boar meat gives it a distinct game flavor that farm-raised Wild Boar simply cannot match. Although similar to domestic pork and farm-raised Wild Boar, wild Wild Boar has a deeper color, leaner texture, tighter grain, and bolder taste.
RECIPES & TIPS
Wild Boar shoulders are best when either ground/diced or braised. Because they are so lean, they are not recommended for most roasted shoulder applications. However, they can be used as a great pork shoulder substitute in any braised shoulder recipes, including pulled pork.
BBQ sauces and rubs meant for conventional pork will work, but the nuanced, sweet nutty taste of wild boar also opens other possibilities commonly used when cooking game meats. Wild boar meat pairs well with rich, fruity flavors like red wine, prunes, brandy, and apples. Herbs and spices frequently used with wild boar include rosemary, thyme, and the always game meat friendly juniper berries.
Recommended Cooking Temps:
The USDA recommends that all wild-caught game be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.