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Berkshire hogs

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    Posted: 04 February 2019 at 12:21
I did a forum search and found two posts that mention Berkshire hogs but no topics about them.

I just happened to stumble on a guy locally who was selling cut and wrapped pasture-raised pork.  The price seemed right and I liked the idea of the pasture-raised so I went to see him.

He educated me about Berkshire hogs and I bought a 1/2 hog already cut and wrapped, with bacon, ham and Italian sausage, too.

The first night, we tried some chops on the grill and I was sold from the first bite.  What a wonderful, flavourful, juicy bite!!  

Since then we've enjoyed all the cuts, though I have to say the bacon is a bit too fatty for me (I don't like leaving so much flavour in the pan).

I'll definitely be picking up another half after this one is gone.

The recipe I posted for Slavyanka Borscht, we used the bone from a shoulder roast from this hog. I boned it out and the bone went into the Borscht, we ground more with some stew beef for croquettes and I roasted the rest in the oven.  What a great dinner, though the leftovers, if anything, were even better.  It's so nice to get pork that doesn't get dry after sitting.
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So I did another Berkshire shoulder roast today, this time on the bbq. Rubbed it with salt and pepper and a bbq seasoning, then onto the Weber Medium-Off-Medium for a slow roast. Finished it with a local Apple-Jack Bourbon bbq sauce.

This is definitely not the pork for you if you’re phat-phobic (but you probably wouldn’t eat pork anyway). It lost probably 1/3 of its size, but still lots of marbling.



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That is truly some beautiful-looking pork, there ~ I don't think a person could ask for anything more!

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