Sunday, 9 November 2008
This Little Piggy ..........
The Tamworth is generally recognised to be the purest of British breeds and less contact with Asian breeds over the last two or three hundred years makes it the most closely related to our native wild forest pig. Known for their spirited and perky attitude to life when given the freedom to express themselves, they are great foragers. This particular chap spent his time rooting out acorns and scratching his back on some of the most impressive oak trees in County Diplo.
This joint is the traditional shoulder cut, not so popular these days but offering a great mix of muscle groups, plenty of mid fat and a substantial sub-cutaneous layer making for a delightful crackling. Best cooked slow to get the most out of the long muscles, the hefty bone content ensures even cooking and stacks of flavour. I'll try and get a shot of it post fire. MORE FLAVOUR !