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Porcetto Arrosto (Roast Wild Boar) Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 wild boar shoulder (4-5 pounds)
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh sage, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup white wine
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Roasting pan
- Meat thermometer

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, chopped rosemary, sage, thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
3. Rub the mixture all over the wild boar shoulder, making sure to get it into any crevices.
4. Place the wild boar shoulder in a roasting pan and pour the white wine over it.
5. Roast the wild boar shoulder in the preheated oven for 2-3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
6. Remove the wild boar shoulder from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 2-3 hours
Serving size:
6-8 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 350
Fat: 20g
Protein: 35g
Carbohydrates: 2g
Fiber: 0g
Sugar: 0g
Sodium: 200mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- If you can't find wild boar shoulder, you can use pork shoulder instead.
- If you don't have fresh herbs, you can use dried herbs instead (use 1/3 of the amount called for in the recipe).

- Instead of white wine, you can use red wine or chicken broth.
- You can add chopped onions and carrots to the roasting pan for extra flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to let the wild boar shoulder rest before carving to allow the juices to redistribute.
- If the wild boar shoulder is browning too quickly, cover it with foil.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

Storage instructions:
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place the wild boar shoulder in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the wild boar shoulder on a platter with roasted vegetables and a side of mashed potatoes.

Garnish with fresh herbs, such as rosemary or thyme.

Pair with a full-bodied red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah.

Suggested side dishes:
Roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a green salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the wild boar shoulder is not browning enough, increase the oven temperature to 375°F.
- If the wild boar shoulder is tough, it may need to cook for longer.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the wild boar shoulder to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure it is safe to eat.
- Wash your hands and all surfaces that come into contact with raw meat to prevent cross-contamination.

Food history:
Porcetto Arrosto is a traditional Italian dish that is typically made with wild boar. Wild boar has been a popular game meat in Italy for centuries.

Flavor profiles:
Porcetto Arrosto has a rich, savory flavor with notes of garlic and herbs.

Serving suggestions:
Serve Porcetto Arrosto as a main course for a special occasion or holiday meal.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Herbal, Earthy, Smoky