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Old 01-21-2021, 04:41 PM   #1
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Son shot these young shoats and would like to cook/grill them

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Any suggestions?
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:43 PM   #2
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Jambala !!!
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:48 PM   #3
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Tacos pastor !
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:50 PM   #4
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B sure and Cook em a long time- trichinosis is real bad.
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:51 PM   #5
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Cooked whole on the pit would be my suggestion. Those look tasty !!!
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:02 PM   #6
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His initial plan was to grill whole

Gotta make sure they don't dry out.

Any ideas regarding brine/marinading and/or specific seasonings?
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:04 PM   #7
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I cooked some, about that same size, a few years back. I've never tasted a cat ****, but I'm pretty sure that's what they tasted like. Terrible..
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:25 PM   #8
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I fried one whole in a turkey fryer about a month ago as an experiment. It was tender and moist but it tasted horrible.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:34 PM   #9
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The bad taste is probably from mom's diet.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:46 PM   #10
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Nice cornish game pig.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:07 PM   #11
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His initial plan was to grill whole

Gotta make sure they don't dry out.

Any ideas regarding brine/marinading and/or specific seasonings?
Brining is an excellent idea. I do not have a specific recipe but generally 100 qt cooler filled by 1/3 with water, box of Kosher salt, big jug of orange juice and pineapple juice and that is about it. That is if your cooking all of them. You can reduce in proportion to the number of piglets you are cooking at one time.

I would bring overnight so dump a couple bags of ice. Wash the piglets and then coat with your favorite seasonings. I like Salt Lick Dry Garlic rub and towards the end of cooking time rub with some brown sugar and drizzle some honey on them.

Good luck
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:12 PM   #12
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Brining is an excellent idea. I do not have a specific recipe but generally 100 qt cooler filled by 1/3 with water, box of Kosher salt, big jug of orange juice and pineapple juice and that is about it. That is if your cooking all of them. You can reduce in proportion to the number of piglets you are cooking at one time.

I would bring overnight so dump a couple bags of ice. Wash the piglets and then coat with your favorite seasonings. I like Salt Lick Dry Garlic rub and towards the end of cooking time rub with some brown sugar and drizzle some honey on them.

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Thanks Raleigh!

He's only doing half for his college buddies. I was thinking apple juice in the brine but pineapple juice sounds good too
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:16 PM   #13
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His initial plan was to grill whole

Gotta make sure they don't dry out.

Any ideas regarding brine/marinading and/or specific seasonings?
Wrap in bacon and smoke em whole.
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:25 PM   #14
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I cooked some, about that same size, a few years back. I've never tasted a cat ****, but I'm pretty sure that's what they tasted like. Terrible..
I had the same experience. Tasted like a big boar smells like.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:42 PM   #15
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Inject and deep fry.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:24 PM   #16
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He decided to let them swim in a brine last night at the bottom of the fridge.

Water, salt and apple juice

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With plans to cook them for lunch today
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:33 PM   #17
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bury em over hot coals. You can look up how to do it. My dad and grand dad used to do it a lot.

A buddy of mine hit several a little bigger than that when we were in college. We buried them and let them cook over night. We all got a little drunk and nobody got up. His dogs dug em up and ate all of them.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:33 PM   #18
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Got out of class and pulled them out of the brine.

Patted them dry and applied a BBQ rub.

Poured some fresh apple juice and butter in a clean pan and added the piglets.

Sealed with foil and placed on the grill to steam/cook them.

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Old 01-22-2021, 03:37 PM   #19
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After an hour in the pan, he pulled them out, added a touch more rub and placed them directly on the grill to get a crust

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Old 01-22-2021, 03:38 PM   #20
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**** that looks good.



Might be the first time Ive heard somebody say a young wild pig tastes bad.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:40 PM   #21
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Man that looks good.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:44 PM   #22
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College friends came over for lunch

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Brought out the finest college china
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:47 PM   #23
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They look so cute sleeping like that in a row.

They look delicious!
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:47 PM   #24
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Looks good to me.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:50 PM   #25
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Flour and fry
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:51 PM   #26
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That's just cold puttin the corn right next to'em like that...
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Old 01-22-2021, 04:02 PM   #27
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That's just cold puttin the corn right next to'em like that...

Just can't keep the pigs away from the corn!


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Old 01-22-2021, 04:15 PM   #28
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In to find out how the college kids liked it. The cat comments have me very curious
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Old 01-22-2021, 04:28 PM   #29
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In to find out how the college kids liked it. The cat comments have me very curious


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He said they all loved and cleaned their plates.

They loved the slight sweetness from the apple juice. He said the meat was also very juicy.

And they didn't need BBQ sauce to cover any bad flavors.

Now they want to get back out to shoot more and do it again
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:33 PM   #30
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That's just cold puttin the corn right next to'em like that...

...well played.
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:53 PM   #31
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Just cook like you would any other rabbit. El Pastor would actually be how I would have done them. Looks like, you liked them.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:22 AM   #32
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**** that looks good.



Might be the first time Ive heard somebody say a young wild pig tastes bad.
Right.

I've always found the young ones much better.

I did 2 that size on one arrow last year

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Old 01-23-2021, 09:36 AM   #33
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Nicely done. I like the small ones too. #40 on down. One important point is to process and ice promptly from my research . And it seems to hold true . Some folks won’t leave bacon out 10 minutes but will leave a hog laying for hours? . “You want this pig?” When did you shoot it? “Bout 3:00, was waiting on a buck”. Pass, but thanks .


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