How to Cook Brawn in Japanese Style

04/09/2017RURAL JAPAN

I got wild boar meat!! Ta-da!!

The nearby hunter gave it to me this evening as a token of appreciation for my gift when I moved here.

He said he caught it yesterday so it looks really fresh. How can I eat this!! Though, I have one concern before cooking.

Let’s try bleeding

My concern is “Can we eat brawn without any preparation?”.

I know, of course, we need to grill or boil it, however I wanna know about smell of boar meat and check it out.

According to some website, it has an unique smell as I think. The reason why it has a smell is “blood”.

Then, I got to know I just need to bleed brawn. It’s not so difficult and we should soak it in salty water.

After 30 minutes’ soaking, I rubbed salt to the meat twice. It seemed to have still some blood and bled out.

Once all preparation done, I got to think it might be useless because the professional hunter doesn’t forget to bleed brawn.

Cooking and how is the taste?

How can I cook the meat? I really wanted to enjoy it since this is a gift from the neighbor so I chose the better way which can kill the smell.

Since I found sake and flavoring ingredient are effective, I used a lot of cooking sake and onion. 

I made it then… Brawn fried rice with much spice!!

How is it…? Tasty! Tasty! Tasty! It has no smell! Though it tastes like pork, it’s low in fat and good for health!

I’m not sure if it has been prepared or I bled it well but there is nothing to say but delicious.

Checked how it’s good for health

It has less fat than beaf and pork but more protein.

Vitamin B such as B2, B6 and B12 is contained a lot.

Moreover, it has much collagen on the fat and that’s good news for women.

Mmm… thank the mountain and nature for its blessings.

As boar and deer are regarded as destructive animals, we can get a reward if we hunt them.

It’s “Kill two birds with one stone” because boar meat has abundant nutrition and hunting is good for the community lives.

I may try to get a hunting license probably.