Roast wild boar

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Roast wild boar
Roast wild boar
Calories per serving:380
Ready in:2 hours 45 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:2 hours 30 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:13th November 2013

This is a basic recipe for roasting wild boar.


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  • 1 wild boar joint
  • A good pinch of salt
  • 6 cloves of garlic,unpeeled
  • Big sprig of sage leaves

Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - gas 6), [fan oven 180° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  1. Score the rind/fat with a sharp knife and the rub with plenty of sea salt.
  2. Place the herbs and garlic in the centre of a roasting tin then place the joint on top of them.
  3. Roast in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes then reduce the heat to 180° C (350° F - gas 4), [fan oven 160° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]
  4. Allow 40 minutes per kg plus 40 minutes - if it is a shoulder joint, cook for a little longer.
  5. When the meat is cooked, allow to rest for 10 minutes or so, wrapped in foil.

Serving suggestions

Serve with vegetables or cold in sandwiches etc.

See also

Recipe review

As good with normal porkers

4.6/5 I cannot find wild boar easily so I used pork, just as good in my opinion. Jerry, aka Chef (talk)

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