Hey there, we just purchased our first half pig from a local farm (85 lbs). I got the whole head because no one wanted the other half that I requested. I imagine there are some "variety meats" in there. What should I be looking for?
I found a couple of YouTube videos on how to butcher it. I think I know how I want to use most of it, but would like ideas. I am sure the brains are in there. What to do? How to cook?
Other tips I would love ideas for:
--Pork Leaf lard? I don't even know what that is.
--Heart & Liver
I decided to get everything "fresh", nothing is smoked.
I am butchering the whole head tonight and half the face is earmarked for Lechon and other parts for Sisig-- but what else?
I am going to be grilling some chops and the ribs (Babyback & Spare) tomorrow and would like to know what type of sauce might be nice for the ribs? I really don't think I want a heavy, sugary, type of commercial sauce. I want to really taste the meat.
Before buying this half pig, we bought a few cuts to try and the meat was the best pork I had ever had. Still, I think ribs, I think sauce! What can I do with a sauce and still get the flavor of the meat?
I am excited and curious about this project and would love some feedback. I will report back with pictures and recipes I use for the meats. Thanks!
We are all pretty adventurous eaters.