Thursday, July 03, 2008

WILD BOAR CURRY

Many Sundays ago, Hubby and I were doing some grocery shopping at the wet market. While waiting for our Chee Cheong Fun (flat rice rolls) to be packed, I spotted the butcher at the opposite stall diligently slicing the meat off a big hairy pork thigh. The pork skin is much darker than the normal pig, with long and coarse hair all over. Not a pretty sight at all but I was salivating...cos I knew exactly what to do with the wild boar meat!

My first attempt in cooking wild boar curry was back to more than a year ago when father-in-law gave us some raw wild boar meat. Hubby, who was determined to show off his cooking skill and I, who think (and still do) that can do better than him ended up having a competition. You can read all about it
here.

If not mistaken, half a kilo costs about RM10. Not too sure if it was a fair deal but 1/2 kilo sees like a lot.
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And now for the curry wild boar recipe, please note that I have no recipe to follow so this is based on my imagination on how it should be cooked.


First of all, wash and pat dry the meat. Cut it into thin slices and marinade with:
2 tablespoon ginger juice
2 teaspoon of soya sauce
2 teaspoon of corn flour
A dash of fish sauce
A dash of black pepper powder

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Other ingredients:
4 cloves garlic - chopped finely
1 big onion - sliced thinly
6 pieces of birds' eye chilies - the more, the spicier
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon fennel powder
3 tablespoon curry powder for meat
6 stalks of curry leaves
4 stalks of lemongrass - approximately 4 inches long

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With the all the ingredients ready, now it's time to fire up the wok! Using about 4 bowls of cooking oil, deep-fry the marinated pork for about one to two minutes. Remove and drain well. Going through the hot oil will produce softer and much tender meat so it's worth the effort. Otherwise you may skip this step and stir-fry the pork with the rest of the ingredients instead.

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With about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, sauteed the chopped garlic, sliced onion, chillies, lemongrass and curry leaves until you can smell a wonderful aroma imparted from all the ingredients.
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Next, put the pork back into the wok together with the spices (cumin, fennel and curry powder), sugar and salt for seasoning. Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of water onto the wok and toss it well for about 3 minutes.
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Lastly, do make sure you cook some white rice to go with the dish!!!
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28 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Gosh, Precious Sista, you do have a natural talent for cooking! Looks delicious!

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow! i love the color change of the meat.. fm pink to pale yellow to orangey brown! i love wild boar.. and flyin fox too ;P i bet u cld cook the latter too huh.. with your eyes closed.. lol :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yum..meant to be healthier too isnt?

worldwindows said...

A riot of colors! I am sure smell too. Sadly, I survive on pre-mixed all-in-one. Love to do it one day.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Mmm. That looks good. Last time I had wild boar was at a Korean bbq years ago.

Precious Pea said...

luscious sista: Thank you for the compliment! Hehe..well, no talent lah..just by luck only.

cumi & ciki: I can't remember if i ever tasted flying fox. Err...know where i could get those meat?

NJoe: Errm...you mean the meat or the way the curry is cooked? In terms of meat, we know for sure they are not fed with rubbish harmful to our body and this cooking style requires no coconut milk. So yes, this is healthy!

worldwindows: When it comes to spices and curry, I don't use pre-mix cos i have not come across any that tastes as good as own-mix. Do try mixing your own spices, you will sure be impressed.

wandering chopsticks: You have wild boar meat in US too? Hmm..grilling it must be nice too. Maybe i should try making wild boar chop next time.

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Wahhh... Impressive leh, you just sorta get a feel of it and figure out the ingredients by yourself? Masterchef oredi lah you... ;)

ling239 said...

wow... super spicy stuff ? :p
too spicy i cant eat wor....

barbie said...

Hey, u're really good la... If i simply guess like that and cook sure have to throw away the entire thing! Gosh, i must go look for wild boar curry this weekend. *slurps*

sc said...

been a long while since i ate wild boar curry..and i must say, your version looks splendid!

Cokeworld Citizen said...

aiyoyo i belum makan la wei...*fainted*

Precious Pea said...

kenny: Simply 'tembak' only and it was a lucky strike! ;)

ling239: Not spicy cos am using those green birds eye chili which i find tasteless nowadays. There are imported red cilipadi from Vietnam and Pakistan..wah..those bring tears to your eyes.

barbie: By luck only. Hehe..good luck in hunting!

sc: Nowadays not many restaurant serving this also. Hmm..it is not a banned meat hor?

cokeworld citizen: Hehehe..same here. Hungry hungry!

Queer Ranter said...

Oh that's a yummy curry!

*droool

babe_kl said...

hmm looks so yummy and tender

daphne said...

Precious Pea, I admire your patience in taking step by step photographs!

tigerfish said...

Wild boar? Does it smell gamey? You really cook like a top chef! I can sense and feel it!

Precious Pea said...

queer ranter: Tissue?

Babe: Tender and soft! Really delicious with rice.

daphne: Hehehe...you should see how dirty and oily my camera is each time i finished cooking. Luckily my new one is waterproof so can give it a quick bath!

tigerfish: At times, they have a kind of smell, depending on the cut i think. But then this one have no gamey smell but nevertheless, i still add in ginger juice as precaution. But then again with so much spices, whatever gamey smell also will be gone.

twinklestar said...

Wow!! Pea, u certainly makes me crave for curry now.. Will try it one day... Yummm..

New Kid on the Blog said...

wow... you're my idol!!! with no receipe, this is your wild boar curry!! good la!! and it looks good to me, must be really really tasty. :)

kampungboycitygal said...

gota take my hats off you..such a great cook..seriously i need to bai shi anytime soon

Precious Pea said...

twinklestar: Let me know once you tried it out yah.

nkotb: Err..simple tembak only and lucky it turned out good!

kampungboycitygal: Hahaha...you looking for si fu ar?? No need bai shi, come, we experiment cooking together!

jason said...

Waaaa... *drooling*

Peb from My Simple Kitchen said...

Wah it looks so good. I am so inspired...don't think I can get wild boar but can just use pork?

Simon Seow said...

Collect more recipe and you can open your restaurant already.

Jaded said...

Hi PP,

Would like you to know that I used your recipe to cook a batch of wild boar meat I had on hand. Yummy!!! My family loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Precious Pea said...

Jaded, thanks for trying my recipe and am glad it turned out well for you.

foodfusspot said...

i Love Wild Boar Curry, the last time i had it was in Kedah made by a lovely Thai lady, thanks for the recipe.. will most certainly try it.

pixen said...

Lovely recipe! My dad used to bought us curry wild boar when he was alive. It's the hunting season in Europe and the curry sure brought sweet memories.

 

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