Erwin’s Sazon Stew - A delicious wild pig recipe

Spring Turkey or Wild Pig: A Wild Game Recipe That Works for Both

What have you been hunting lately? Or more to the point: what’s in your freezer? Need a better wild turkey recipe, or wild pig recipe? Maybe you got lucky last fall and need a new and different blue/ruffed or spruce grouse recipe? This one will satisfy your culinary itches, and includes a simple brine recipe to tenderize and mellow out any wild game meat recipe.  (Who needs a marinade? Brining is a lot more effective.)

Erwin’s Sazon Stew: A Delicious Turkey or Wild Pig Recipe

Yields: 1 quart/ serves 3-4

Sazon, it’s a Spanish word for ‘seasoning’ but so much more. It’s a specific seasoning in a specific dish that my nephew, Erwin, loved.  This one is for him, and all the young hunters who are raising families and working full time, but still get out and chase their favorite game every chance they get.

Now, as to the cooking: you’ll notice the meat is listed first.  It’s wild pig here, but could just as easily be turkey thigh or breast meat, or any pale-meated upland game bird. (Do a simple brine first if you aren’t sure of the tenderness of the meat: 2 cups cold water, 1 tablespoon non-iodized salt, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar—in a sealed bag with the cubed meat—48-72 hours.)

You’ll also notice that while the meat is listed first, it’s not the first thing you cook.  You start with the herbs and spices, then add the meat.  It doesn’t get browned, so you won’t get the caramelized flavor of browned meat, but what you do get is more moist meat. And, believe me, there’s plenty of flavor in this dish.

As for the sweet potato, I love them, and I love the sweetness it gives the dish. If you’ve only eaten sweet potatoes in casseroles, with lots of brown sugar and marshmallows, you owe it to yourself to branch out.

PS: The Sazon Spice Mix recipe is at the end of the list of ingredients.  It will make more than you need, but I would not hesitate to rub this mixture on your next batch of barbecued pork ribs, or grilled pheasant recipes.

Ingredients

  • ¾ pounds wild pig meat
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 ½  cups chopped green onions, in all
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium sized ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Sazon spice mix*
  • ⅔ cup beer (Miller, Pabst, Coors)
  • 1 teaspoon BTB Roast Chicken Base
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 cups diced sweet potato
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

*The Sazon Spice Mix: 1 tablespoon each garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, salt and turmeric, plus 2 tablespoons sweet paprika and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Combine in a glass jar, and shut tightly.

Cooking

  1. Dice the wild pig meat, and wrap in paper towels to dry it before adding it to the pot.  Heat a 3 quart Dutch oven over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of the oil.  When it gets hot, saute 1cup of  the green onions and with all the garlic, 2-3 minutes until the edges start to brown.  Add the tomatoes and cilantro, saute 2-3 minutes longer.  Add the Sazon Spice Mix, stir to coat the meat and veggies, then add the beer.
  2. When the pan is sizzling again, add the BTB chicken base, water, potatoes and pepper.  Stir to mix the potatoes into the stew, then bring the DO back to a simmer.  Lower the heat so the stew simmers slowly, then cover and simmer about 30 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.  Serve hot, sprinkling the chopped green onions on top, with a side of garlic toast.
Sazon Stew: A Delicious Turkey or Wild Pig Recipe | Rifles & Recipes

Try this delicious turkey or wild pig recipe tonight. You're going to love it, we guarantee it!

Type: main dish

Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: wild pig recipe, wild turkey recipe

Recipe Yield: 3-4 servings

Recipe Ingredients:

  • ¾ pounds wild pig meat
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 ½ cups chopped green onions, in all
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium sized ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Sazon spice mix*
  • ⅔ cup beer (Miller, Pabst, Coors)
  • 1 teaspoon BTB Roast Chicken Base
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 cups diced sweet potato
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Recipe Instructions:

Cooking:

  • Dice the wild pig meat, and wrap in paper towels to dry it before adding it to the pot. Heat a 3 quart Dutch oven over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of the oil. When it gets hot, saute 1cup of the green onions and with all the garlic, 2-3 minutes until the edges start to brown. Add the tomatoes and cilantro, saute 2-3 minutes longer. Add the Sazon Spice Mix, stir to coat the meat and veggies, then add the beer.
  • When the pan is sizzling again, add the BTB chicken base, water, potatoes and pepper. Stir to mix the potatoes into the stew, then bring the DO back to a simmer. Lower the heat so the stew simmers slowly, then cover and simmer about 30 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. Serve hot, sprinkling the chopped green onions on top, with a side of garlic toast.

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