Brine for wharthog leg help please
Any suggestions on recipe and length of time for brining a 1.5 kg bone in warthog leg. It looks like a boston butt type roast. Its my butcher who is interested in brining and I told her I would find her a recipe. I dont think im going to personally brine my roast just braise it with some wild fennel and white wine.
I'm with you on the brining - don't. If it's nice and fatty, there's really no need to brine other than for the flavor, and for flavor, there's always marinade.
...and where did you find this warthog leg?!?! Enjoy!
Warthog is extremely lean,very little fat. I live in the eastern cape of South Africa where game is plentiful.
Louise: I live in Port Elizabeth South Africa,
There is plentiful game here particularly warthog, kudu, and springbok.
I cooked the leg last night without a brine. I just braised with some white wine reduced with plums and wild fennel. I over cooked it and it is a little dry but still very tasty. I think I need to invest in a thermometer.