In my continuing adventures in eating new and unusual protein - I bring you boar. Boar medallions, that is.
This was a bit of a lazy dinner. We had boar in the deep freeze, and I didn't want to go to the grocery store for ingredients, so I threw something together with stuff we had around the house:
1 cup port1 shallot25 seedless grapes (green or red)1 dried ancho chile1 tbsp sriracha2 tsp sherry vinegar1 tsp agave syrup (or simple syrup)saltpepper
Start with some shallots. Fry them until they've darkened a bit.
Meanwhile, toss a few grapes into a saucepan with the port and the ancho chile.
Boil until the sauce reduces and the grapes break open. You want this sauce to be reasonably thick.
Add the shallots. Meanwhile, fry the ribeye medallions in the shalloty oil, just a couple minutes until done.
While the medallions are frying, add the seasoning (hot sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper) to the grape/port reduction, and fish out the ancho chile. Remove the medallions from the pan, and move them to the plate. Deglaze the pan with the sauce, and serve a dollop of sauce next to your medallion of boar.
The taste was quite nice. My wife would have preferred a more refined sauce (blend and sieve), but I enjoyed the chunky grapes and shallots in this sauce. The boar medallions were indistinguishable from pork, so I wouldn't buy them again, but I'll be playing with port reductions again.