BBQ128/17 – Uuni Wild Boar Loin Chops:
Following on from the previous post I also picked up some Wild Boar Loin Chops which had been left on the bone.
I was going to cook them on the Weber grill but decided to have another go with cast iron in the Uuni after the steaks I cooked that way recently came out so good!
These chops were £12.60 for 2 and weighed about 500g total. They were pretty thick so good for the BBQ or the Uuni.
No major prep, just a bit of salt on the meat and I got the Uuni fired up as per my notes:
When the Uuni was at 350c I rubbed a small amount of rapeseed oil on the cast iron pan and put it inside the Uuni to warm whilst I waited for it to hit 550c.
Once it was at 550c I took out the cast iron and placed the meat in the dish, it started to sizzle straight away!
I put the dish in the oven and gave it a couple of minutes. When I pulled the dish out the meat was starting to brown nicely.
I flipped the meat over and put it back in. After another couple of minutes I took it out, nice and brown again. Internal temp was around 50c so it needed a bit longer. I flipped the dish 180 degrees to try and even out the cook a bit.
Another couple of minutes and it was rising to 60c. I wasn’t too sure with wild boar so thought I would take it to 75c to be safe.
Time to Eat:
At 70c I took it out and left it to sit for a few minutes, thinking the heat of the dish would finish it off to 75c. The meat was looking fantastic, such a great colour all over!
I really enjoyed this cook. Another great one for midweek as it’s simple and quick. The cast iron worked really well and seared the meat well. The flames from the Uuni gave the meat a nice crust but also seared the rind and rendered the fat. I will try this again with some big pork chops.
|Cook Equipment:||Uuni 2s|
|Cook Method:||Cast Iron|
|Smoking Wood:||In the pellets|
|Cook time:||About 10m|
|Notes:||Repeat this with some big pork chops.|