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Braised Wild Boar Shanks

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wild boar recipes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 2
Calories: 793 kcal
Braised Wild Boar Shanks are a sophisticated and exotic meal, ideal for special occasions and dinner parties. Lean and healthy with loads of rich flavor.
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Ingredients

  • 2 wild boar shanks
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 7 fresh garlic cloves peeled and smashed with the side of a knife
  • 4 star anise pods
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • water
  • 2 tablespoon tablespoons cornstarch whisked with 1water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Baked Rice Pilaf

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse your boar shanks well and pat dry. Any excess moisture will prevent browning.
  3. Generously season with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. Heat olive oil over high heat in a large enamel pot or Dutch oven. Working with 1 shank at a time, lightly brown each side of the shanks (about 6-8 minutes total). Because they are so oddly shaped, this might take some creative maneuvering with the tongs to get all angles. Remove, set aside and repeat with remaining shanks.
  5. Reduce heat to low and deglaze pan with red wine, scraping up all of the browned bits. Add garlic through brown sugar, stirring to combine. Mixture will be fragrant. Add boar shanks and add just enough water to cover the meat (about 4-5 cups).
  6. Bring mixture to a low boil. Cover and place in the oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees.
  7. Braise for 2-3 hours or until meat registers at 180 degrees. Sizes vary greatly, so aim for temperture versus time.
  8. Remove pot from oven and fish out the boar shanks and set aside. Run liquid through a fine mesh sieve, then transfer to a fat separator. Transfer liquid to a medium sauce pan.
  9. Bring to a boil and then whisk in 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon butter. Whisk until the mixture thickens.
  10. Serve with rice and a ladle of sauce.
  11. If you've tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know! 

Recipe Notes

Purchase one foreshank per person.

Nutrition Facts
Braised Wild Boar Shanks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 793 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 4339mg 181%
Potassium 925mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 120g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 105g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 4.5%
Calcium 19.7%
Iron 32.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.