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Shel_B

Flavorful Pork

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Hi,

I'm looking to make some chile verde using pork, and would like to know the group's suggestions for a rich, flavorful pork. I've tried Niman Ranch but am not that satisfied with it. It's OK, but the depth of flavor is not as good as some other pork I've tried at some restaurants and foodie places. Unfortunately, I didn't ask what they were serving and it's going to be hard recalling just which places had the tasty pork.

Also, what about using wild boar? I can get boar meat in several forms and was thinking that, if boar is acceptable, perhaps the stew meat would be a good choice. Comments.

Thanks for any help,

Shel


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If there are no good vendors at your local farmers' market, you might look around on heritagefoodsusa.com.

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The best pork I've eaten came from a farmer who raised Tamworths. Whether the exceptional flavor was the breed or how the pigs were raised, I don't know.

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The wild boar meat should work fine. I've had it before and it's quite good in a stew or braised, it's a meat that from my experience needs to be cooked for quite a while to become tender. Its flavor is a little stronger than pork but really it should be quite good in chili. I might have to try it sometime myself.


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The wild boar meat should work fine. I've had it before and it's quite good in a stew or braised, it's a meat that from my experience needs to be cooked for quite a while to become tender. Its flavor is a little stronger than pork but really it should be quite good in chili. I might have to try it sometime myself.

Broken Arrow Ranch in TX has some boar recipes and cooking suggestions. I've only skimmed the information, so your comments are most welcome. Thanks!


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The best pork I've eaten came from a farmer who raised Tamworths. Whether the exceptional flavor was the breed or how the pigs were raised, I don't know.

I'll look into the breed and the quality of their meat. I can never remember the breed names and their general qualities. I appreciate your help. Thanks!


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