How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew

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scrumptiouschef
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How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Thu, 03/15/12 9:50 PM
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Ingredients
1 6 lb Shoulder, Texas Wild Boar Hog
3 lbs Onion, Texas sweet, sliced
3 lbs Potatoes, redskins, quartered
2 c. Stock, chicken
2. T. Worcestershire [Implemented on the advice of my dad]
2 T. Fat, Bacon
Salt + Pepper to taste
Method
* Heat big cast iron pan with bacon fat
* Char salted, peppered shoulder thoroughly on both sides
* Place onions in bottom of big kettle with stock
* Place shoulder on bed of onions
* Add worcestershire
* Braise 3 hours at 225 degrees
* Remove shoulder, add potatoes, place shoulder on bed of potatoes
* Cook two more hours or til meat is tender
* At end of cooking process remove large serving spoon of potatoes, mash thoroughly, return to kettle and blend into sauce
* This will thicken the chicken stock
 
Back story [how a wild boar's number came up in Gilmer Texas+ cooking notes http://www.scrumptiousche...ild-Boar-Hog-Stew#more
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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 4:27 AM
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I guess it begs the question----
WHY would anyone want to eat Wild Boar Hog Stew???????

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 7:59 AM
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You missed step #1:  hunt and kill wild boar (we call 'em feral pigs down here).  Yee-Haw!

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 9:21 AM
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Yeah, yer not going to walk into HEB and ask for a six pound wild boar shoulder. Dust off the .44 mag.

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 9:50 AM
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We are hoping to join Al the Mayor and Janet on their next wild boar hunt.  I love wild boar!  Used to eat a lot of it when I lived in France, and you didn't even need the .44 mag., it was sold in the meat markets.

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 12:34 PM
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Foodbme


I guess it begs the question----
WHY would anyone want to eat Wild Boar Hog Stew???????

If a buddy shows up at your house with a cooler full of fresh killed meat what else are you supposed to do?

Michael Hoffman
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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 12:46 PM
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.44 Mag? You're going to use the .460 Smith & Wesson Magnum. I'm not buying a new .44 Magnum. And that's the end of that!
 

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 3:05 PM
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Send your buddy my way.

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 4:11 PM
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We enjoyed Wild "Pork" for 7 monthes... The last of the sausage is ready for use now. It has been great. Not so much as stew, but in the slow-cooker for Pulled Pork !  Next time we will grind the hams into ground pork or fresh sausage. They were a bit lean and tough 'roasted'. All the rest got the slow-cooker treatment and were outstanding.
 
Lisa, The plan is now set for a September Hog Hunt in Missouri. We have made our reservations...If you guys want to join us, I'll send you the info and you can deal direct with the hunting ranch.
AL

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 4:49 PM
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scrumptiouschef


Foodbme


I guess it begs the question----
WHY would anyone want to eat Wild Boar Hog Stew???????

If a buddy shows up at your house with a cooler full of fresh killed meat what else are you supposed to do?

Thank him and then donate it to your local Salvation Army Soup Kitchen!

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 6:09 PM
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Al, Michael and I are looking forward to a Hog Hunt in Missouri and would love to join you! 

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 6:22 PM
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Foodie-  trust me on this one, if you can go 'Low and Slow' when you cook your feral hog or Boar, it can be as good as any commercial Pork !  When you get to the Trophy-sized Boars, they take more time and care, but are still quite good.
  At our hunting ranch in Texas last summer, another hunter shot a 350 lb BOAR. He thought the meat would be bad so he gave it to the kitchen crew at the lodge. It took them 24 hours of smoking/slo-cooking to do it, but that Pork was simply delicious.
  We have already committed to 2  large SOWS for our hunt this Fall. That meat is a bit easier to deal with than the BOARS ! I am not interested in trophy heads or tusks.
Lisa watch your email...

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 6:40 PM
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He's in Arizona, Al. He's probably thinking of the Steenkin' Peeg, the affectionate name used there for javelina. If you don't get after those glands it truly is a Steenkin' Peeg.

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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 6:52 PM
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At the Texas Ranch, they charged extra to shoot a Javalina...Was that a scam, or do they know something about those little hogs that we don't know?
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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 7:07 PM
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mayor al


At the Texas Ranch, they charged extra to shoot a Javalina...Was that a scam, or do they know something about those little hogs that we don't know?

No scam. I've hunted javelina several times and enjoyed it. They're excellent on the table. The thing is, they smell because of a scent gland on their butts -- hence, Steenkin' Peeg. You have to get it off before you do anything else with one you shoot. When you skin out the pig you do it very carefully around the gland so as not to get any on you.
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Re:How To Make Texas Wild Boar Hog Stew - Fri, 03/16/12 7:10 PM
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That's it!  We're in for a Hog Hunt!  yippee.  Cannot wait to use my father's 30-06 Winchester.  Knowing Janet, I'll bet she'll get the first shot and the first hog!
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