Wild pig can be cooked exactly like its domestic counterpart. The meat of wild pig is leaner than that of domestically raised, and possesses a wider, more pronounced range of flavors -- from mild to pungent -- depending upon factors including age, size and diet. Cooking wild pig ham in a Crock-Pot or other brand slow cooker is a great way to tenderize the meat and infuse the ham with seasonings of your selection. Like domestic ham, wild pig lends itself well to savory and sweet so don’t be afraid to experiment with flavor.
Things You'll Need
- Crock-pot or slow cooker
- Cooking spray
- Wild pig ham
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray to prevent the ham from sticking. Place the wild pig ham inside the slow cooker and add seasonings, if desired. For example, go sweet and add brown sugar and pineapple juice. Alternatively, try savory seasonings such as salt and pepper or herbs such as thyme and rosemary.
Cook the ham on high for about 4 to 6 hours. Alternatively cook it on low for 8 to 12 hours. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the ham. The larger the piece of meat, the longer it will take to cook.
Remove the ham from the slow cooker and let it rest for at least 3 minutes before carving.