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Get Full On Hog: 3 Must-Try Wild Pig Recipes

Here are three amazing wild boar recipes you'll want to try out.

Get Full On Hog: 3 Must-Try Wild Pig Recipes

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These delicious wild hog recipes first appeared in a 2022 edition of Hog Hunting magazine. These three exceptional wild boar recipes were provided by Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley, a well-respected recipe contributor to numerous hunting publications. The moment you see the pictures of these dishes, we know you'll be eager to give them a try. Enjoy!

Korean BBQ Wild Hog Ribs

Korean BBQ Wild Hog Ribs
Korean BBQ Wild Hog Ribs (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

These tender wild hog ribs are slathered in a Korean barbecue sauce that is sweet, salty and full of umami.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large side of wild pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cooking rice wine (not vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons Asian toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 Asian pear (or bosc pear), cored and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 4 chopped green onions, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Toasted sesame seeds

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Ecuadorean Haunch of Wild Boar

Korean BBQ Wild Hog Ribs
Korean BBQ Wild Hog Ribs (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

This is an adaptation of Hornado de chancho, an Ecuadorean dish. It's prepared with a whole, skinless haunch of wild boar. Along with the potatoes, hornado de chancho is often served with a red onion and tomato salad/salsa and hominy. The meat is also tasty in tacos.

Ingredients:

  • 10-pound bone-in wild pork hind quarter
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 20 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup lard
  • 8 cups light beer for marinating, plus 6 cups beer for baking
  • 2 tablespoons of achiote powder (ground annatto seeds)
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 Yukon gold potatoes

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Wild Pork Wonton Soup

Wild Pork Wonton Soup
Wild Pork Wonton Soup (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

A hot bowl of this wild pork wonton soup is a light, yet satisfying and comforting meal.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4-pound ground wild pork
  • 3 dried wood ear mushrooms, or other mushrooms
  • 1/4-pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus extra
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 package thawed wonton wrappers, at least 12 ounces
  • 2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2-inch knob of ginger, sliced
  • Small onion, halved
  • 6 baby bok choy, halved lengthwise
  • Sesame oil, to taste
  • Chili oil (optional)

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