While picking up a few items from the grocery store last Friday, my husband decided that a D’Artagnan free range wild boar mini roast would be perfect for dinner. Just recently, our local grocery store started carrying a wide variety of D’Artagnan products. While this is very exciting, I still intend to take advantage of special offers from the website at http://www.dartagnan.com!
Rather than roast the roast, we decided on more casual fare – boar burgers. Below is our recipe…
One D’Artagnan free range wild boar mini roast (1.5 pounds)
Fresh ground pepper
One tomato, sliced
One sweet onion, sliced
Crusty Italian bread
To prepare the meat for grinding, cut it into small chunks (about one inch cubes). Then spread the chunks on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Grind the chunks in a Cuisinart in two batches, pulsing until it is the consistency of ground beef or ground pork that you would purchase from a butcher.
The roast makes the perfect amount of ground “pork” for four burgers. In a large bowl, mix one egg into the ground meat. Then add several shakes of Worcestershire sauce, a few pinches of sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Mix with your hands and form into four patties. Grill on medium high heat to your desired temperature. Top your burger with a slice of tomato and some onion and pickles on toasted Italian bread. (While I am a purist, my husband likes to add Dijon mustard.)
So, for a truly sweet and juicy “ham”-burger, check out D’Artagnan’s boar online or at your local grocery.