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Topic # 88348 14-Aug-2011 12:47
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Hi,

Could somebody please help me identify this cut of meat please? We've been given it by friends and think its wild pig. Just trying to figure out how to cook it.

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  Reply # 506226 14-Aug-2011 12:54
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Looks like a lamb mini-roast (leg).




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  Reply # 506235 14-Aug-2011 13:07
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Thanks. I'm pretty sure that's not what it is. I should have mentioned before it has "thick flank" written on it, and is from some hunters. I'm wondering if it could be venison?

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  Reply # 506241 14-Aug-2011 13:26
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Looks a lot like wild Venison which has a deep rich color and strong texture. If it is you're in for a treat!



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  Reply # 506253 14-Aug-2011 14:04
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Thanks. Venison is awesome.

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Reply # 506263 14-Aug-2011 14:32
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beforenightfalls: Thanks. I'm pretty sure that's not what it is. I should have mentioned before it has "thick flank" written on it, and is from some hunters. I'm wondering if it could be venison?

As Kingjj says, definitely looks like venison.  Thick flank is essentially from the top front part of the rear leg traditionally.  Could have been beef (our homekill looks nice dark red like that - often used for corned beef!) but if its from hunters, that makes beef far less likely!!  Also looks very lean, which might tend to favour the venison option over beef as well.  Enjoy Smile.

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  Reply # 506286 14-Aug-2011 15:01
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I think it is long pig.



It's very tasty eaten raw with some fava beans and a nice Chianti ff f f f f f f f f f



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  Reply # 506308 14-Aug-2011 15:25
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its cooking at the moment, it smells a bit weird and one of my dogs won't eat it which is a bit worrying! what is long pig?! does wild pig taste very different to normal pigs?!

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  Reply # 506311 14-Aug-2011 15:29
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beforenightfalls: its cooking at the moment, it smells a bit weird and one of my dogs won't eat it which is a bit worrying! what is long pig?! does wild pig taste very different to normal pigs?!


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  Reply # 506336 14-Aug-2011 17:16
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Why don't you ask the person who gave it to you? :)

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  Reply # 506338 14-Aug-2011 17:19
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NonprayingMantis:
beforenightfalls: its cooking at the moment, it smells a bit weird and one of my dogs won't eat it which is a bit worrying! what is long pig?! does wild pig taste very different to normal pigs?!


long pig


And just to help you with NonparayingMantis' earlier reference to accompaniments to long pig:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjGpcEA-FyE Wink
 
Wild venison certainly has strong aroma and flavour - being a farm boy, I've eaten homekill meat alll my life, btu I still find some wild venison a bit flavoursome personally.



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  Reply # 506351 14-Aug-2011 17:56
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The people who gave us it were given it by someone else and they weren't sure!

It is really flavoursome, not to my liking at all. My other half loves it so a great meal tonight for them. Something else for me. I've had homekill venison leg before and it was beautiful. A young venison I believe. It did not have a strong flavour at all., just really tender and tasty. This meat today is totally different, really full on flavour.

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  Reply # 506569 15-Aug-2011 09:16
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I was in china recently - it looks like the rump of a Labrador. Not sure what type of gravy youll have with that.



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  Reply # 506579 15-Aug-2011 09:30
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I hope not! We were in Vietnam a few years ago and hubby chose Thit Cho from the menu - dog meat we realised later. It had a disturbing taste and I couldn't eat it. Men like the taste of dog meat apparently.

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  Reply # 506673 15-Aug-2011 11:39
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I'm intrigued that people eat things when they don't know what it is and it was given to them by a friend who was given it by a friend.



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  Reply # 506722 15-Aug-2011 12:56
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desperate times call for desperate measures...

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