Recipe: Thai Moo Ping Skewers With Wild Boar Shoulder
These Thai moo ping skewers have an amazing, exotic flavor that will transport you directly to the tropical jungles of Thailand. The wild boar shoulder is sliced thinly against the grain and marinated overnight in an incredibly flavorful mixture to make tender, mouthwatering meat. The skewers should be filled generously with the meat as close together as possible to create a relatively uniform shape. This will help the meat grill evenly.
The Sauce Is Optional But Amazing
While you cook the meat, coconut milk or cream is constantly brushed on to create moisture and rich creaminess that make moo ping so unique and delicious. The dipping sauce is an extra step that is totally worth the time. Sure, these will still be great if you dunk them in store bought Thai sweet chili sauce, but the nam jim jaew sauce is an explosion of flavor that truly adds to the moo ping experience. The toasted rice powder can be found at Asian grocery stores, or omitted if necessary. It adds a nutty, rich taste to the sauce that you’ll love.
A Delicious & Sustainable Meat Choice
Our Southwestern wild boar roam the forests, foraging their natural diet. They love to eat berries, nuts, roots and tubers which give their meat its unique and delectable flavor profile. They’re trapped under the supervision of specialized veterinarians and butchered by a small scale, species specific facility. Just like all of our products, we care about where this meat comes from. Wild boar are actually an invasive species to North America, and their population continues to grow. They ruin crops and disrupt the growth of endangered plants in forests by digging in the soil. When we eat humanely trapped wild boar meat it helps to protect our food supply and forest ecosystems.
- 2 lbs wild boar shoulder
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro stems, minced
- 1 ½ teaspoons white pepper powder
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
- 1 can full fat coconut milk (unsweetened)
To make Nam Jim Jaew sauce:
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- Juice of one lime
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
- 1 ½ teaspoons coconut sugar
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon toasted rice powder
- Chop the wild boar into thin pieces against the grain about 1 ½ inches in length. Set aside in a shallow dish for marinating.
- Make the marinade. Pulse the garlic and cilantro stems in a food processor or high speed blender to form a paste. Stir in the white pepper powder and coconut sugar and combine completely.
- Stir in the soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce and tapioca paste.
- Pour the mixture over the meat, making sure it’s submerged. Cover and refrigerate overnight (if time permits - otherwise a couple hours is okay)
- Prepare the dipping sauce. Whisk together all ingredients, making sure the coconut sugar dissolves completely. Add water by the teaspoonful as necessary to achieve desired consistency.
- When you’re ready to prepare the moo ping, make sure to soak the skewers in water for approximately 15-20 minutes before skewering the meat.
- Preheat the grill to medium.
- Add the coconut milk to a dish for easy access while grilling.
- Grill the skewers, flipping to the other side at 2 minute intervals until cooked through. Each time you flip, brush the coconut milk onto the meat.
- When the meat is done cooking (wild boar should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit), remove from the heat. Serve with nam jim jaew sauce and enjoy!
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