Knowing where my food comes from is very important to me. How the animal is raised, fed, loved and watching it grow and live a very happy life. This past fall we bought a Wild Boar and a Lamb. The freezer is now stocked but yesterday was a day of thanks and gratitude for this beast that is now going to feed us for quite some time! Chops, ribs, belly, scraps for sausage, roasts, ribs roasts and one giant leg intact for an outdoor fire roast this summer.....OH YEAH!
I am also learning about using as much of the animal as possible. So with fresh organs ready to eat, we dove into the heart and kidneys last night. It was actually delicious and the heart is really good! Sliced thin, marinated in garlic, marjoram and olive oil then covered in corn flour and added to a salad. I also slow cooked the belly, crispy on the outside and delicious fat dripping from the inside.....just a small amount is very satisfying!